Each season comes with its own set of driving hazards. While winter weather conditions are the most frequently addressed, spring also presents a number of safety hazards that could prevent you from arriving at your destination safely or could cause a collision on the roadway.

Some of the most common dangers of spring driving include rain, increased animal activity, and winter road wear and tear. To ensure the safety of both yourself and those around you, use these following tips for safe spring driving.

· Slow Down. Spring rain means slippery road conditions and the possibility of floods. Even if it’s only a mist, slow down and increase your following distance. Slippery roads can reduce your vehicle’s handling, increase the distance needed to come to a complete stop, and big puddles can cut down on traction, leading your vehicle to hydroplane.

· Avoid potholes when possible. Harsh winter weather and potholes go hand-in-hand. Driving through a pothole can damage your vehicles tires and throw the front end out of alignment. When possible, it’s best to drive around the potholes completely. In situations where it would be more unsafe to try and avoid the pothole, then it’s best to slow down as much as possible before driving through it.

· Be on the lookout for wildlife. Animals are especially active during the spring, meaning that more animals will be crossing the roadways. This is especially important during dusk or dawn when animals, especially deer, are most active.

· Share the road. The warmer the weather gets, the more people are bringing their motorcycles and bicycles out of the garage and onto the road. It is important to be even more aware of your surroundings due the increased number of bikers on the road, especially while driving in residential areas.

· Be aware of your medication’s side effects. Spring means pollen and pollen means allergies. Be aware of the side effects and/or drug interactions of your over-the-counter allergy medicines. Many medications used to ease your seasonal allergies, such as Benadryl, may also cause drowsiness. If you are taking any medications that may cause you to become drowsy, stay off the roadways for the safety of yourself and others.

· Check your tire pressure. The cold winter temperatures cause your tires to deflate. Once spring rolls around, it is important to check your tire pressure. Doing so will help avoid damage from potholes and can also increase your vehicle’s MPG.

The Manchin Injury Law Group is concerned for the safety of all West Virginia Drivers. Spring weather can often times be unpredictable, so be prepared for drastic changes and take the proper precautions while driving on our roads this spring.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

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