According to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA), vehicular fatalities account for nearly 95 percent of transportation related fatalities. Drivers often think that warmer weather means safer road conditions, but the effects of winter weather often make for difficult spring road conditions. As March 20th marks the first day of spring, CURE Auto Insurance provides tips on how drivers can stay safe on the road this season.
4. Allergy Season. Keep in mind that new spring growth often causes seasonal allergies, and over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability. Always know how the medication you are taking affects you before operating a vehicle.
5. Check wiper blades. Poorly maintained windshield wipers can hamper visibility in poor weather. According to the Car Care Council, 17 percent of vehicles brought in for their April check-up had front windshield wiper failures and 12 percent of vehicles needed service on their rear wipers and/or washers.
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