What’s the risk?
Fog, hail, storms and high winds are weather conditions that young drivers seldom encounter when learning, but will inevitably encounter when they get their licence.
As a new driver without experience it can be difficult to judge appropriate speeds in changing conditions, or know to increase the travelling distance from the car ahead to stay safe.
How can you help.
Many young drivers think that if the posted speed limit is 60, then that’s the speed they should be travelling. Remind your young driver that there’s nothing wrong with driving a little under the speed limit, or pulling over if conditions get overly treacherous.
Fog, rain and other poor weather conditions can result in poor visibility. Make young drivers aware that, while pulling over to stay safe may add time to their journey, a collision will add a lot more and it’s always best to play it safe.