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Five Spring Driving Tips You’d Never Expect

Posted Apr 10th, 2019 in Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, General, In the News, Insurance Tips, Media

Dare we say it…spring is here and warmer weather coming?! Most of us are tired of winter diving and are ready for drier roads and spring views. We’ve outlined some safety hazards that can come along with spring driving that you may not expect!

Five Spring Driving Tips You’d Never Expect, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s important you stay alert on the roads to ensure driver safety.

Shocking Spring Driving Safety Tips

#1 Don’t Get Rid of Your Snow Tires Yet

Even though we’re hopeful it won’t snow anymore, we could still see snow in April so it’s a good idea to leave your snow tires on for just a little while longer.

#2 Stay Alert for Slippery Roads + Sand

April showers bring May flowers, but it also means the rain has made roads slippery.  Use caution when driving in rainy weather.  Keep an eye out for potholes because chances are, the puddle is hiding one!  Also, be aware of leftover sand and salt on the roads; they can cause a noticeable reduction in tire grip, so slow down when making turns.

#3 Keep an Eye Out for Children + Cyclists

The nicer weather means more people will be on the roads, such as children playing or cyclists riding their bike around town.  Drive with caution and always be aware of who’s around you.

#4 Change Your Windshield Wipers

The freezing temperatures during the winter months can reduce the effectiveness of your wiper blades.  It’s a good idea to replace your wipers each spring so that you have clear visibility during the rainy days.

#5 Look Out for Animals

Many animals hibernate during the winter months and will no be on the move in spring.  Slow down in rural areas or where animal traffic is high to prevent animal deaths and damage to your car.   

We hope you found these tips helpful and we hope you enjoy all your spring driving!

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