Welcome back to the blog with the author James K Glaspy, discussing and using the book Driver's Safety, as a guide for every driver on each and every road journey. As mentioned in the last blog, I will briefly discuss the group of topics listed there, which are also included in the text. There are, however, many other important topics which I will discuss here, and which are also mentioned in the book, but for now the section titled Weather Conditions in the text on pages eighteen to twenty, are the topics of discussion. This part of the book follows the Introduction and is intended to introduce the driver to the notion of more clearly identifying the road and weather conditions when driving. In particular, the shape, surface and width of the road in front of the vehicle, and of more clearly identifying the quality of the driver's visibility of the road in front of the vehicle and of the road beyond.
In Weather Conditions, these two distinctly different problem areas are isolated and defined, and the text includes separate suggestions that the driver may observe when approaching and passing through each different area. Firstly and very importantly, is Reduced Visibility, which is outlined in the text and refers to times when it becomes simply more difficult to see where you are going, either because of rain, fog, smoke, darkness or sunlight glare etc. Suggestions in the book that the driver may wish to observe, refer to each different reduced visibility condition. These suggestions are intended to help keep the driver safe, and help reduce the risk of the driver losing control of the vehicle, or of being involved in an accident while driving the vehicle in these reduced visibility conditions.
The second area defined and of equal importance is Altered Road Conditions, and the text includes suggestions the driver may wish to consider when the shape, surface or width of the road change, such as in the rain, or on sleet, snow or in mud etc. Also mentioned are unsealed and narrow roads, and most importantly, sharp corners on uneven roads. Included in the text are suggestions the driver may consider when approaching and traveling on different road conditions, and when approaching corners on roads of different types and with different surfaces and in different weather conditions. Again these suggestions are intended to help keep the driver safe, and help reduce the risk of the driver losing control of the vehicle, or of being involved in an accident while driving the vehicle on these altered road conditions.
Thanks for reading, see you next post.
James K Glaspy
Author of Driver's Safety: Danger Spot and Speed Manual
Timothy G Albiez