While modern vehicles like the 2019 RAM 1500 and 2019 Jeep Cherokee come with many advanced driver safety aids, no amount of automated systems can protect you from unpredictable road hazards. No matter what kinds of unsafe driving conditions you’ll encounter on the road, we at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM want to prepare you for anything that comes your way. Check out our best tips for dealing with road hazards and what you can do to avoid them.

The most common kinds of road hazards come from poor weather and slick road conditions. From debris in the road to large puddles, rainy weather can make roads extremely unsafe, which is why you should slow down and keep up with the flow of traffic during a rainstorm. Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, so you have plenty of space in case you need to stop abruptly. We also recommend keeping your windshield and windows clean so you have clear visibility.

Bad traffic and reckless drivers are two common road hazards in the Kansas City area, so it’s important to stay alert at all times. If you notice a vehicle weaving or driving unnecessarily fast, it’s best to keep your distance and allow the car to pass. Do whatever you can to create as much distance between you and a reckless driver as you can.

Pedestrians can also be hazardous if they’re not paying attention. If you often drive through residential areas, you need to be extra aware of your surroundings in case a pedestrian walks into the road. Always follow the speed limit and other road signs, especially near parks or school zones.

While your vehicle may be well-equipped to help you combat road hazards, it’s ultimately up to you to stay safe behind the wheel. If you’re experiencing any issues with your car or its safety systems, schedule a service appointment with us today.