Safety Tips - Driving in All Types of Weather

Safety Tips Brought to you by ALCA - Driving in All Types of Weather

You will probably have days when driving conditions are poor because of the weather. Below are some tips for managing weather-related driving conditions.


  • Slow down and allow extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you when driving on wet pavement.
  • Use the windshield wipers.
  • Use headlights on low beam to make your vehicle visible to other drivers and to help you see the road if it is dark. Low beams cause less reflection during rain.
  • Do not drive in standing or flowing water. Your vehicle could be swept away by the water or the engine could stall, leaving you stranded.


  • Turn headlights on low beam and use fog lamps, if available.
  • Fog decreases your visibility. Drive slower and increase following distance.


  • Increase your following distance so you have time to react to events around you, such as objects blowing across the road or the vehicle in front of you slowing or stopping suddenly.
  • Keep both hands firmly on the steering wheel, so you maintain control of the vehicle.
  • Be cautious when pulling a trailer in the wind. The wind will push and tug at the trailer making driving difficult.