You Better Watch Out…
Record Holiday Travel, High Winds and Heavy Rain create Dangerous Intersection
HARTFORD, CT, (December 20, 2018) – On this, the first day of winter, AAA is urging caution, but not because of snow. The concern is heavy rain and high winds coinciding with a record number of holiday travelers, as well as shoppers and commuters, all likely anxious to get where they are going, creating a dangerous intersection.
“One of the most important lessons we teach drivers of all ages is to adjust driving habits for conditions,” says Jennifer Shorette, Director of the AAA Driving School. “If possible, the best case scenario is to postpone travel whenever weather has the potential to compromise safety or - pull over if conditions change along the way”.
Limited visibility, hydroplaning and the potential for flooding are all cause for concern.
AAA offers the following Wet Weather Driving Tips
As always, AAA reminds drivers that preparation is key.
Last year, over the yearend holiday travel period, AAA responded to almost 12,000 calls for help from our members, just in the greater Hartford area alone.
In the event of a breakdown, knowing who you are going to call for assistance and having the necessary items on hand to stay warm and safe while waiting for help to arrive can be the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major headache.
Before hitting the road, AAA is remind drivers to make sure they have:
AAA members are encouraged to program the AAA Help line and their membership number into their phones.
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