It’s tough to protect yourself from unpredictable dangers on the road, but it helps to prepare yourself for anything. Here at Nick Abraham Buick GMC in Elyria, OH, we’re always happy to help drivers stay safe on the road, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most common road hazards and how you can avoid them. 

Construction Zones

If you drive in the summertime, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll run into a construction zone at some point. Be sure to follow the posted speed limit near the construction site and watch out for workers and debris in the road. It’s always wise to check your GPS before starting your trip, so you can avoid a traffic jam caused by a construction zone. 

Reckless Drivers

Unfortunately, not all drivers are responsible on the road. If you notice a driver cutting people off, swerving in and out of lanes, or driving too fast, keep as much distance as you can. Allow the driver to pass to avoid any collisions.

Vehicles Loosely Carrying Supplies

Sometimes, drivers fail to properly secure large items in their vehicles, which can increase the chances of it falling out and causing an accident. If you spot a vehicle hauling loose supplies, change lanes and try to safely pass them. 

Faulty Traffic Lights

Malfunctioning traffic lights can easily catch people off-guard and disrupt traffic. If you see a traffic light with flashing red lights or no lights at all, treat the intersection like a four-way stop and keep an eye out for drivers who may not know what to do. 

Want to learn even more safety trips for combating road hazards? Visit dealership near Avon, OH today to learn how to stay safe on the road.