Defensive Driving: Let Our Wiper Blades Help You Look Ahead

At best Wiper Blades, we don’t just sell world-class wiper blades; we equip drivers to survive modern roads. We know that may sound dramatic, but nearly 37,000 people die in road crashes in the United States each year. Keeping people’s windshields clear is the way we keep them safe, and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Driving defensively is the best way to navigate the ever-changing roads, and our windshield wipers play an instrumental role by preserving visibility. In the next few blogs, we are going to explore defensive driving and what’s involved. Today, we are addressing looking ahead.


How Far Ahead Should I Look?

Once you have world-class wiper blades keeping your windshield clear, it’s time to determine how far to look down the road. Though you need to be aware of the car in front of you, you should know what’s going on 12-15 seconds ahead of you. What does that look like?

  • City: During rush hour, 12-15 seconds means looking at least one block ahead.
  • Highway: If you’re traveling at 55 miles per hour, 12-15 seconds means looking ¼ of a mile ahead.

Because driving conditions are so unpredictable, general rules are what work best. If you take anything away from this blog, it should be that you need to look much further ahead than the car in front of you. That way, you will be able to see brake lights and erratic behavior before it directly affects you.

Invest in SilBlade windshield wipers today, and make sure you’ll be able to see down the road no matter the conditions!