Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Summer Driving Challenges!!
Road Construction and increased traffic, mostly vacation/recreation vehicles, add to the challenges of summer driving.
Slow down and give the project your full attention
Allow extra spacing between you and the next vehicle; anticipate sudden stops.
Be aware of the posted speed limits. Tickets are double the $s in most construction zones. Speed violations in construction zones carry a full 10 points (time 3=30 points) in UNSAFE DRIVING. It just doesn’t pay.
Be patient!! Allowing extra time in your scheduling will prevent frustrations if you are delayed.
Tourist and recreation traffic — What to look for:
Vehicles with out of state license plates
Vehicles changing direction without warning
Vehicles driving slowly/frequent braking
Vehicles towing boats, campers, trailers etc.
Over packed vehicles with lots of stuff packed into and onto their autos
Another summer occurrence is the increased number of motorcycles. Take extra care when changing lanes to be certain there is not a motor cycle at risk close by. Really expect the unexpected and drive defensively. Remember you are a professional. That means that you have to watch out for the unprepared (and possibly inexperienced) driver out for fun who is not paying attention to what is going on around them.