How to avoid accidents in bad weather conditions

Your ability to avoid accidents in bad weather conditions really depends on what you consider to be bad weather. For most of us it would be high winds, heavy rain, fog, snow, frost and most other winter weather. But for some, particularly hay fever sufferers, the spring and summer is arguably worse. High pollen counts can mean long sneezing fits, which can be a huge hazard if you are driving at the time. The summer sun can be pretty dangerous too; sometimes the sun temporarily blinds drivers and causes them…

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Snow Driving: Six Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

It’s that time of the year again, when snow storms can blanket roadways in inches of white powder. For motorists, there are several important tips to stay safe during these times when roads are snow covered. In most situations when snow is falling, the absolute best course of action is to remain off the roads. However, this is obviously not possible all the time so these tips below should serve as some guideposts to help drivers stay as safe as possible during treacherous weather. Tires Having the right tires on…

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Extratropical Cyclone Xaver Moves Slowly Across Europe with Powerful Winds and Storm

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BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Extratropical Cyclone Xaver has moved across Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Poland. Wind speeds were recorded at 158 km/h when the storm reached Germany and heavy winds affected the Netherlands, Poland, and parts of Scandinavia. Massive storm surges have occurred along the coasts of southeastern England, the Netherlands, and northern Germany. “Xaver developed off the coast of Greenland on December 4, 2013 and its development was enhanced by another low-pressure system, Wilhelm, which was located over the Norwegian…

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