Risks Of The Road That Demand More Attention

Written By Alla Levin
April 29, 2024

Risks Of The Road That Demand More Attention


  • Beware of Wet Roads: Avoid driving in severe wet conditions to reduce hydroplaning risk; learn skid recovery techniques.
  • Use Caution in Fog: Activate fog lights, drive slowly, and be extra vigilant when changing lanes.
  • Give Space to Trucks and Bikes: M

When you’re driving, you always want to make sure that you’re doing what you can to be safe and to make it from one end of the trip to the other unscathed. As such, a general level of road awareness and safety-mindedness is vital.

However, there are also risks and factors when driving that should get you into a state of higher awareness and cautiousness. Here, we will look at those, and how you can mitigate them.

Wet roads

Wet roads are, simply put, the most common type of risk factor likely to affect the roads that you drive on. Whether from rain, ice, or otherwise, the greater risk of hydroplaning is worth taking seriously.

It’s worth keeping in mind how to steer out of a skid when it affects you but, more than that, you should try to avoid driving on overly wet roads when you have a chance.


When it comes to weather-related incidents, fog can be just as frequent a problem as rain or snow. As with wet weather, you should avoid driving in the fog whenever it’s possible. When you can’t avoid it, however, you should make sure that your fog lights are working before setting off and driving much slower than usual. Be extra mindful of your surroundings when switching lanes, too.


You should always be mindful of how the vehicles surrounding you affect the risk factors present on the road.

Trucks can be of particular concern because not only are they bulkier, larger, and more likely to cause damage, but they’re harder to move in an effort to mitigate any risks and have larger blind spots.

You should always be cautious about giving trucks a little extra space and having the number of a truck accident attorney, just in case.

In many cases, drivers find themselves in danger because of the recklessness of truck drivers who aren’t likely to suffer as much from a collision. 


The inverse of the above relationship is true for how you should drive around bikes and e-bikes.

These slimmer, smaller vehicles are a lot more likely to slip into your own blindspots and, as such, you should take more effort to be aware of where they are. If you have the opportunity to let them pass or they’re trying to do so, it’s better to approve to get them out of your hair.

Busy streets

Although there isn’t a whole lot you can do to avoid busy streets when you’re in the city or the town center, you should always try to be more aware of the risks of jaywalkers.

Keep an eye on your surroundings and be extra careful to adhere to the speed limit, even using driving apps to help you be more aware of when you’re broaching it.

You don’t want to set out on every journey with a sense of fear of the road. However, the right amount of caution and awareness on handling the risks above could make you safe.

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