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Hurricanes, hail, tornadoes, flooding—these and other extreme weather conditions can threaten your driving safety and damage your car.
Learn how to prepare for hazardous weather and help minimize the damage to your vehicle with these tips for driving safely in extreme weather.
Weather driving safety tips
Driving safety practices can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. We give you the facts about safety equipment, and we keep you informed about the most important driving safety tips, including how to handle natural disasters and weather emergencies, how to keep your family safe when you’re on the road, and more.
Another way to stay protected is by routinely checking your auto insurance policy to make sure you have the coverage you need.
Weather driving safety tips include:
Driving during an earthquake
Our driving safety tips can help you stay calm and put yourself in the best position possible during an earthquake.
Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States. Most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them.
Driving in a hailstorm
When in a hailstorm, you can follow specific driving safety tips, including staying inside the vehicle, pulling off the road to a safe place, keeping your car angled, and more.
Hurricanes can spawn tornadoes, landslides and floods, so if you’re in a hurricane’s path, you should take extra precautions to ensure a safe evacuation and return to the area. Our weather driving tips can help.
Winter driving tips
Winter brings some of the most challenging driving conditions. Follow these tips to stay safe behind the wheel. Click the link to open the PDF.
Driving in heavy fog
Fog is the result of humidity reaching 100 percent at ground level. It occurs more commonly near bodies of water and can form very quickly with the right conditions. Should you encounter thick fog, here are some ways to make sure you stay safe on the road.