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Travel Tip: Spring Driving Tips

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It may not seem like it, but spring is just around the corner.

And for drivers, that can mean some serious dangers on the road, so here’s what you need to know.

The fact is, most people tend to think that it’s much safer to drive in spring than in winter months. But that’s actually when a lot of problems can arise …

For starters, thawing condition can lead to major potholes or  uneven roads with loose rocks and gravel.

Spring is also a time for rains and heavy flooding, which can wreak havoc on the road and lead to accidents.

If you approach a puddle, slow down because it may be deeper than you expect. Get your tires checked, since thin treads can lead to hydroplaning.

Another issue people overlook is that temperatures can change rapidly in the spring, which can lead to reduced visibility with mist and fog.

And the bottom line is that many drivers simply aren’t as careful as they are when there’s snow on the ground. This is when common sense can save a life: Drive at a reasonable speed and don’t assume that just because the temperature is warmer, that the roads are any safer.

To find out what you need to know about driving safety and driving vacations, check out our Car Rental & Driving Vacations section.

And check out the rest of our Daily Travel Tips here.