No matter the time of year, the weather can throw curve balls that make driving dangerous. In summer, there’s downpours, hail, and flooded roads. Winter brings blizzards, ice, and deep snow. Fall and spring get the sun down in your eyes, and wind kicks up dust. You never know what you’re going to encounter once you leave your driveway, and the loss of visibility is one of the more dangerous things that can happen. That is why having great wiper blades and knowing how to follow other cars in bad conditions is so important.
Following Safely in Poor and Extreme Conditions
Poor conditions consist of fog, light rain, or simply driving at night. In our last blog, we recommended a following distance of two to three seconds in optimal conditions. For driving in adverse conditions, take your chosen following distance for good weather and double it. We understand that this can feel slow, but in all reality, it adds a few seconds to your drive and protects you from significant pain and expense.
When you drive in heavy ice, snow, rain, or fog, you are dealing with extreme conditions. It’s time to take your following distance to a minimum of six seconds. Don’t be concerned about arriving on time – simply focus on arriving. It can be tempting to stay close to the next car, but this is exactly why huge pileups happen.
It doesn’t matter how skilled a driver you are if you can’t get your windshield clear. Buy a world-class SilBlade windshield wiper from Best Wiper Blades, the company dedicated to protecting your visibility in all conditions.