We’re 10 days away from the first day of Winter, and it goes beyond saying that drivers need to be more cautious when driving. Specifically, there are certain winter driving dangers that come with the season, and being aware of them can help save you or your family’s life. Approximately 25% of all car accidents in the U.S. are caused by weather conditions, many of which occur unexpectedly.
Outside of the typical snow, ice and freezing rain, Allstate Insurance Agency wrote a very helpful blog which listed five other winter driving dangers that you should be aware of during the Winter season:
- Battery Failure
- Tire Pressure
- The Cold
What BSR Can Teach You
Here at BSR, we offer specialized Accident Avoidance training which teaches students how to handle road hazards and includes lessons on:
- “Swerve to avoid” maneuvers at highway speeds
- Ocular driving techniques (focus your attention on a positive goal such as an escape route, rather than a problem such as a tree or another vehicle)
- Understanding vehicle dynamics and feedback
- Skid control and recovery practice on a dedicated skid pad and on a slalom course
- Threshold braking on straights and progressive braking on curves
- Off-road recovery
BSR’s Accident Avoidance (“AA”) training teaches already-licensed drivers, with six months driving experience, how to handle highway emergencies. So trained, BSR’s AA graduates will have the opportunity to respond instantaneously and more positively to any driving emergency. The difference can save lives.
Upcoming Accident Avoidance (AA) Courses:
Please visit the Accident Avoidance web site for scheduling information.