Dry Roads

Dry roads and good conditions are not a problem, right? Wrong! Some studies have shown that more winter collisions occur on good roads than on the snow and ice. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, drivers who have been driving "on the edge of their seat" on bad roads develop fatigue more rapidly. When they hit the good roads, they relax and are not as alert to dangers.

The second problem with dry roads is aggressive driving. Drivers often try to make up lost time when they hit the good roads. This results in speeding and aggressive driving. While this is dangerous at any time, it is especially dangerous when tired or stressed drivers are involved. Slow down and maintain your professionalism. If you are tired, even if you have time left to drive, pull over and rest until it is safe to continue.

Winter driving presents extra risks while you are on the road. However, by taking a little extra time, care, and skill we can all survive and enjoy the arrival of spring.