Common Road Hazards to Be Aware of

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While we are always ready to take care of your car at our Mercedes-Benz service center near Massapequa, NY, we also want you to avoid problems with your car. One of the best ways to avoid damage to your vehicle, and to keep you safe on the road, is to be aware of common road hazards

Reckless Drivers

When you hit the road, you’ll have to be aware that not every driver will be as safe as you. You could very well encounter people who tailgate, speed, or cut other drivers off. When you see this type of driving, try to keep your distance and pass the vehicle if you can. 

Children Playing

Since kids are often unaware of their surroundings, it’s up to you to drive safely through neighborhoods and near playgrounds. Be sure to keep your speed low and to be extra watchful of the sides of the road. 

Malfunctioning Traffic Lights

You can typically rely on traffic lights to safely get through an intersection, but there are some instances where they fail. When there is an automation malfunction, they will flash red and if there is a power outage, the lights go off altogether. For both cases, treat the intersection like a stop sign and make sure to go slow since not every motorist will know what to do. 

Bad Weather

When the weather turns bad, it can make the road a more dangerous place to be. The reduced visibility from rain or instability from winds can increase your chances of an accident. Because of this, you should activate your wipers and slow down. You may even have to get off the road if the weather is bad enough. 

For more driving tips when encountering common road hazards, feel free to contact Mercedes-Benz of Southampton today!

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