Vehicle Safety: Potholes Safety

Vehicle Safety: Potholes

The change in warm and cold temperatures brings the freezing and thawing cycle that cracks roadways.

Give yourself time to react to the potholes leaving enough distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will allow you to see the oncoming pothole before striking it.

Be aware of other traffic or pedestrians on the roads before swerving to avoid a pothole.

Lower your speed on pothole filled roads. More damage can occur to a vehicle striking potholes at higher speeds.

Water-filled potholes do not allow you to see how large they are until you strike them.

If you are driving heavy equipment please use extra caution since your load is heavier it will strike the pothole harder and cause more damage around you.

Keep tires inflated at the right level so they’re not too soft.

If you go flying through a pothole you may get a flat tire, bad or broken CV joints, broken or bent front end, etc.…..