Driving while it is storming out can be dangerous. But there are times you might need to travel in the rain and lighting. It is important to always follow all driving laws as well as be extra careful during these conditions. If you do run into trouble, always call for help as they will have flashing recovery beacons for vehicles so they are noticed and keep you safe!
First Things First
First, before you hit the road, make sure you check the weather forecast. This is especially important if you plan on traveling for a long distance. No matter what the forecast says, be prepared! This means brining sometime of cellphone or device where you can call for help if you run into an issue.
If It Does Storm
If you do end up seeing rain, high winds and lighting, you need to make sure you are being safe on the road. If it gets too bad where you can barely see, it is best to pull over and call for help! Emergency vehicles will have lights to help them get noticed. It can be hard to see when there is blowing dust and hard rain. Remember, slow down if there is heavy rain or other precipitation like hail. This makes the roads slick and can make it easy to spin out and requires you to take longer to slow down.
Always Be Prepared
On top of carrying a cellphone to call for help when needed, listen to the radio or bring a weather radio along so that you know what to expect. Also, bring a flashlight and flares in case you break down and need to pull aside. This will alert other drivers. Make sure that you have a spare tire and the tools you need to change a tire. It might be extra dangerous to do this in the storm so try to wait it out if possible while safely staying on the side of the road.
If you can avoid traveling in a storm, it is best to do that. And remember, always follow all of the laws when driving on the roads, especially during storms.