Driving in thunderstorms and lightning
Driving in inclement weather is not fun. It can become dangerous very quickly. Heavy winds and sideways rain can move your vehicle all over the road. Throw in some lightning and you’ve got a mess on your hands. Gerber Collision and Glass want to go over a few crucial details everyone should know when faced with rough weather behind the wheel.
– Do not drive unless it is totally necessary.
– Always allow extra space for breaking.
– Turn on low beam headlights
– Pull off on the shoulder and away from any trees or other things that could become flying projectiles
– Stay in your vehicle with your emergency flashers on
– Keep the radio on to a weather channel for updates
– Approach intersections with caution and come to a complete when approaching traffic lights
– Your best protection against lightning is your vehicle
– Stay away from flooded streets and downed power lines
– Tire pressure and windshield wipers should be checked weekly