America! Land of the free, and Home of the Brave! Celebrating Independence Day, for many, is a holiday planned out well in advance with great anticipation. Unfortunately, when the rockets red glare fade we are left with far more injuries and deaths than we should have.
Independence Day has become considered by most to be the most dangerous American holiday, claiming an estimated 600 lives each year between travel accidents, fireworks accidents, and other Independence day activities.
We will cover other tips in the coming days, but today we are focusing on Grilling tips to keep your barbecue safe this 4th of July. Read on for 10 grilling tips
How to prevent hydroplaning?
Well before rainy conditions arrive, you should:
What should I do if I start hydroplaning?
If you can’t avoid traveling on wet roads altogether, it’s best to drive slow and steady. But what should you do if you start hydroplaning anyway?
The first thing to do is relax, as frantic movements will only make your situation worse. As you feel your car lose contact with the road, calmly but firmly grip the steering wheel with both hands. Don’t slam on the brakes or make dramatic motions with the steering wheel – these actions will jeopardize your control of the car.
Instead, aim the nose of your vehicle forward and calmly make slight adjustments with the steering wheel to keep your vehicle going in the right direction. Then take your foot off the gas and allow your car to slow down naturally as you continue to navigate. Resist the urge to slam on the brakes.
But what if you are going to hit something?
If you’re heading toward another car, tree or median, then you may be forced to apply the brakes. How you should apply the brakes depends on the car you drive.
If your car is equipped with regular brakes, pump them regularly and lightly as you continue to steer in the direction you want to go. If your car has anti-lock brakes, you should brake as normal by applying steady pressure to the brakes. Just try not to slam on the brakes. The process for braking when you’re hydroplaning is actually very similar to braking when you’re skidding on ice.
Hydroplaning is scary, but you truly can handle it with extra precaution and a little knowledge. When it comes to handling your auto insurance, let us help. Contact Baker Insurance to find out more or to get an auto quote today.
ROAD TRIP!!!!! The anthem screamed by many over the summer months. Windows open or top down, filling the car with a couple friends, some snacks, and tunes. Maybe there is a destination, or just seeing where you end up. The hours can slip by and make you feel free and without a care in the world (except where the next bathroom break will be.) But rest assured, nothing derails a road trip faster than an accident, so make your road trip as safe as you can by following our advice on using cell phones while driving.
If you’re looking for motivation to get off the couch, running a 5K is a great fitness goal to work toward. Don’t be intimidated by the number. At a distance of just over three miles, a good training program can have you crossing the finish line of your first 5K in just a few months.
Summer is almost here, and that means that schools are letting out for summer break. We hope this summer is safe and full of fun, but we are aware of the unpredictability of life. Because you never know what will be thrown your way, you can design a plan to protect your child's future. There is value in considering a life insurance policy for your children, read on to find out if it may be right for you.