Being in Canada you can face the most extreme weather! The winter can go as low as -40 C and even colder along with wind chills. Talking about summer the weather can go as high as +40 C and that makes a difference of 80 C, this can be hard for us on the roads and for our vehicles. There are new challenges in each season, since you will have to get used to quirks and driving challenges during that season. In winter you can hardly maintain the control on icy, snowy roads and in summer you will have to face the blazing hot heat of the blinding sun. Though spring is a short season in Canada still it can present some unique challenges, below are few tip for safe driving during this time.
Safe driving tips for spring
- Remember the difference in temperature between day and night. The day time is usually warm and sunny while the nights can still be comparatively cold. As a result you can find the roads to be icy in the morning, even though it’s just“jacket weather”, adding to the challenge melting ice turns into water running from the lawns off to the roads for the entire day and again freeze into deadly ice during the night.
- During the day time, large amount of melting ice turning into water can lead to flooding on the roads and this can cause your vehicle to hydroplane and also can put a mask on the potholes on the road. So when you see standing water, be very careful with your driving.
- Even though the snow banks will be melting however they can still stay tall for children to be unseen until it’s too late. With the weather being as nice as it could be, you will be very likely to see children playing outside. So be very cautious with the driving as the children can dart out from nowhere.
- The early morning fog from the sun along with humidity can always decrease your visibility. Make sure to turn on the lights when driving in early mornings.
- Never forget to scrap and wipe your car’s windows for any ice that has been accumulated during the night. Hardly anyone wants to do this during the springtime but icy windows will always reduce your visibility.
- The increasing daylight hours actually means that you are driving into the sun during the morning hours and or into the sun at night. Or in other words you will have to face the rapid change in the light condition when you are driving during the dusk. This will result in your ability to see far enough and won’t be easy as it changes everyday.
- Now that the winter season is over you will see cyclist to reappear on the streets. Now you will be no longer sharing the road with other vehicles but also with the cyclists. And few amongst them will be obeying the traffic rules and some may not.
Because of the cold the spring is a beautiful time, as the cold nights give way to the warm sun promising wonderful summer, however be careful on those roads as spring can give challenges to your driving.