Driving in Bad Weather

It is best to not drive during inclement weather. However, if you must drive, make sure your vehicle is operating safely and stay informed on weather conditions.

Being prepared includes:

  • Listening to the radio for road closures and conditions.
  • Always knowing alternate routes to your destination in case your primary route is blocked.
  1. Flood
  2. Fog
  3. Hurricane
  4. Rain
  5. Thunderstorm
  6. Tornado
  7. Winter Storm
  • Do not attempt to drive through flood waters. The water may be deeper than it looks. Two feet of water will carry away most automobiles.
  • If you happen to drive into an area where water is running swiftly, the force of the current may pull your car to one side. If this happens, ease off the gas pedal, but don't touch the brakes. Then, steer away from the swift water.
  • If your car is caught in a flash flood, get out of your car immediately and move to higher ground.