Hydroplaning: Causes, Reactions, and Avoidance

Vehicle drives through a large amount of water on the road, risking hydroplaning.Imagine driving down the highway, listening to your favorite song, and suddenly you feel as if you’ve lost control. Your car starts gliding on a layer of water covering the road and you must react quickly. This is hydroplaning—an experience that every driver fears but should be equipped to handle. Today, we’ll go over what it is, how you should react in this situation, and what you can do as a driver to avoid it. [Read more…]

Six of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England

Six of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New EnglandDriving in New England is certainly different than driving anywhere else in the United States. There are many hills and winding roads that litter the six New England states. Along with the difficult geography, the weather plays an inimitable part in the conditions of the roads. The constant changing of the weather, from freezing cold to mildly warm, creates bumps called frost heaves as well as many, many potholes. Lastly, there are many unique intersections that are not typically found in America. Rotaries are circular intersections where people drive counterclockwise around a center island and get off at their desired exits. These can be found all over New England. [Read more…]