Spring is a beautiful time of year, especially when showers make flowers glisten with fresh sprinkles of rain and snow. Spring can also be a dangerous time of the year for driving on Colorado roads. It pays to prepare for the unexpected. Driving on picturesque roads and highways through Denver and the Rockies can be a pleasant adventure, or it can be frustrating, tiring and even hazardous. According to the AAA Exchange, wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year.
When driving in the spring, you should always try to plan your trip accordingly.
- Allow extra time to reach your destination.
2. Be aware of latest road conditions prior to leaving and check the status throughout the day.
3. Have alternate routes ready in case of road closures.
4. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an extra change of clothing
5. Make sure your cell phone is working properly and is charged.
6. Check all fluid levels, battery connections and defroster system before leaving on your trip and throughout the day
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