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Driving during a hailstorm

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many different ways in which mother nature can threaten the safety of everyone on the road, from blizzard conditions and torrential downpours to tornados and hailstorms. Driving in the midst of a hailstorm can be challenging for all sorts of reasons and we will examine some relevant issues in this post. Some parts of the country are especially likely to see hail during the spring, summer and fall, but you should be mindful of these risks no matter where you live. Sadly, weather-related car crashes have resulted in the loss of many lives.

Hail can be very problematic when it comes to driving for multiple reasons. First, many drivers are caught off-guard and find themselves driving during a hailstorm even though they had no idea that inclement weather was heading their way. It can be helpful to monitor weather forecasts, but this does not always guarantee that poor weather conditions will be avoided.

Hail can also affect a driver’s visibility, making it more difficult for them to see the road. Moreover, it can affect road conditions and drivers may become distracted by large balls of hail pelting their windshield. If you find yourself driving in the middle of a hailstorm, it is crucial to do whatever you can to protect yourself and avoid a collision. You may want to pull off of the road and wait for conditions to improve, depending on the circumstances. Unfortunately, responsible drivers may become involved in a traffic crash due to hail for different reasons, including the carelessness of other drivers.