Do Your Young Drivers Know What to Do When They Encounter a Road Hazard?

August 15th, 2019 by

It can be hard to trust the young drivers in your family to do the right thing behind the wheel if they encounter a road hazard. You can increase the odds that they’ll react to a hazard appropriately by talking to them about their responses before they come across a threat behind the wheel.

Just like you can count on us for the latest Mercedes-Benz cars when you’re in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you can rely on us for advice you can pass along to your teen drivers or anyone else in search of helpful tips. Blinding sun is a common threat that’s present around our Van Nuys, CA Mercedes-Benz dealership year-round. To prevent the sun from interfering with their view of the road, advise your kids to use their sun visor.

The key is for them to use the sun visor in a way that prevents it from pointing at their nose in case there’s a collision. Tell your kids to push the visor all the way forward and pull it back slowly until it blocks the sun. The bottom of the visor will still point toward the windshield using this method.

A blown tire can happen at any given moment. Advise your teen drivers to continue to travel straight ahead if they experience a blowout until the can stop safely. If a blowout results in a skid, tell your kids to accelerate slightly until they can straighten the wheel. Your young drivers should then turn on the car’s flashers and navigate to the emergency lane on the right as soon as they can do so safely.

For more advice about responding to road hazards that you can share with your young drivers, contact Keyes European or visit our location on Van Nuys Boulevard today.

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