Steer Clear of These Common Road Hazards

August 21st, 2019 by

Here at Woodhouse Nissan, your home for new and used Nissan cars, we’ve gone on enough test drives with Omaha area drivers to know that our customers are pretty safe, careful drivers. But we also know that even the safest drivers sometimes come across unexpected or unavoidable hazards. So today we wanted to do a quick refresher on two of the most common dangers on the road, and how to deal with them when they arise.

One of the biggest difficulties we encounter on the road is other drivers. A reckless driver can create a dangerous situation for everyone around them, especially if they're under the influence. The best thing to do when you come across an obviously unsafe driver is to get as far away from them as possible. That could mean slowing down or pulling over, keeping a larger following distance than usual, or even considering an alternate route.

Another common hazard that we come across are potholes! While less initially dangerous than a reckless driver, a pothole can still be trouble. Whether it’s your Nissan car suffering body damage caused by the pothole itself or an unsafe driving situation due to swerving, these ever-present frustrations can add up to a lot more than just annoyance! When you see a pothole ahead, the safest way to handle it is to slow down. If you swerve too quickly, you risk being in the lane of oncoming traffic. A slower speed not only allows you a chance to see what’s coming and drive around the pothole safely, but also minimizes the damage if you do have to drive over the obstacle.

We want all our local drivers to be safe, and we hope these reminders help you stay safe in your Nissan Rogue or Nissan Sentra! Plattsmouth and Bellevue drivers, let us know – what road hazards do you most commonly have to avoid? 

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