Whether or not you have a new 2020 Hyundai Sonata, practicing safe driving habits are essential. However, they’re not always easy for us to remember when we encounter various road hazards.

Here at Van Horn Hyundai of Sheboygan, we want all our Sheboygan, WI area drivers to stay safe and practice safe driving habits. That’s why we’re covering some of the most common types of road hazards and what to do when you encounter them.

While we’re enjoying summer here in the Sheboygan, WI area, poor weather and road conditions are still the most common types of hazards. There are several things you should do when you encounter weather hazards. First, it’s smart to slow down slightly while still maintaining the speed of traffic. However, you should be sure to give yourself more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Be sure to keep your windows clean and ensure you always have windshield washer fluid.

Another common type of road hazard is the reckless driver. Reckless drivers can be anything from a distracted driver to someone on their way to a DUI. When you encounter reckless drivers, it’s best to slow down and let them pass.

Avoiding accidents with other types of hazards like pedestrians and bicyclists can be helped by simple mindfulness. Remember to keep a safe distance between you and cyclists and drive slowly on residential roads.

Aside from practicing mindful driving techniques, you can avoid the dangers of road hazards by ensuring that your vehicle is in proper shape. If you need to replace your headlamps or need new tires, be sure to schedule a service appointment with us today. We’ll ensure that your vehicle is ready for any hazard.