Hand Signals

May is Bicycle Safety Month! Warmer weather means more kids and families on bikes. Take the time to talk to your children about safe bike riding and teach them the hand signals for turns!    

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • Always wear a safety helmet.
  • Wear brightly colored clothes so you can be seen.
  • Keep both hands on the handlebars.
  • Look all ways for traffic at stop signs before riding into the street
  • Obey traffic signs and lights.
  • Ride on the right side of the street (in the same direction as the cars)
  • One seat = One rider
  • When riding with others, ride in a single line
  • Always use hand signals when stopping or turning.

Wet Roads

Wet Weather Driving Tips

Spring showers can bring slick road conditions. Taking a few precautions can keep you and other motorists safe.

  • Take it slow in sudden rainstorms; the first 10 minutes of a downpour presents the highest risk for hydroplaning. Traction is reduced by 30% on wet pavement.
  • Stay in the highway’s center lane to reduce the risk of hydroplaning on wet pavement. Most roads have a crown that sends water to the right and left lanes.
  • Avoid cruise control in rainy conditions. You need your foot on the accelerator to keep control of the vehicle.
  • Keep your tires inflated to the proper level. Underinflated tires don’t displace water as well, making driving in wet conditions more dangerous.
  • Don’t brake during an impact with a pothole. Instead, brake before the pothole and release before impact. Less severe damage occurs when a tire is rolling over a pothole than when it’s skidding over one. 

Wet Weather Driving Brochure:

Download our Wet Weather Driving tips brochure and share with your family, especially new teen drivers!

VIDEO:

AAA Northeast Traffic Safety Manager Diana Dias discusses distracted driving and offers tips on how to stay safe on the road.