Family Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds
Family Safety Alert: There is a wind advisory until 9pm tonight. Expect 45-50 mph wind gusts. This can make driving very difficult.
If you have to be out and about today here are some tips on driving in high winds:
Wind can create difficulties for drivers of all vehicles. High winds are especially challenging for trucks, RVs and trailers, but they also affect cars and, not surprisingly, SUVs as well. When you experience high winds:
- Reduce your speed
- Be careful when driving close to trucks, buses and other large vehicles
- Pay attention to travel warnings and bans; some states restrict the use of certain vehicles when winds are high
Take great care making steering corrections when going from protected to open areas.