Inclement Weather Conditions
Before, During and After the Storm
Safety Tips from Florida Highway Patrol
Driving in windy conditions: Windy conditions adversely affect all vehicles; in windy conditions, your best course of action is to slow down. Speed and wind make for a very dangerous driving situation. Strong gusts can blow a car, cyclist or motorcyclist off course. Gusty wind can be one of the trickier driving conditions, especially when it is rapidly changing direction and intensity. Turn on and listen for weather information for the area that you are in or driving to.
Driving through standing water: Hurricanes could produce copious amounts of rainfall as they traverse the state. NEVER go through flooded areas. Don’t take risks. Even if you are familiar with the roads, it could turn out to be hazardous. The flooded area may contain dangers such as debris, tree branches, or power lines that are not visible.
Inoperative/Missing traffic lights or signs: Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal, every driver approaching an intersection should come to a complete stop before entering the intersection. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when the driver is moving across or within the intersection. If two or more vehicles reach the four-way stop intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
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