Module 5: Traffic Flow Control 07 (Weather Conditions)

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Module 5: Traffic Flow Control 08 (Weather Conditions)

Extreme weather conditions can make a difference to your normal driving. That mainly affects your ability to see, which is very limited in bad weather conditions like rain, fog, ice, snow, and dust. Among all weather conditions, fog is probably the most dangerous, so if you’re driving in foggy weather, slow down and turn on your low beams. If the fog becomes so thick that you can barely see, pull off the road safely and completely. You should also slow down at the first sign of rain, drizzle, or snow on the road. This is when many road surfaces are most slippery because moisture mixes with oil and dust that has not been washed. Slippery roads can reduce traction and you risk losing control of your vehicle.

But it’s not just cold weather and rainfall that can change your driving pattern. You should also be on the lookout for high temperatures, glare from the sun, and strong winds. Reading the next chapter will help you understand how extreme weather conditions can affect your driving and the operation of a car.