By RAM Tracking on 1 Jul 2022
While hazards and collisions are more commonly associated with the frostier months of the year, summer can also pose several threats to drivers and fleet managers.
Here are some risks that fleet drivers may face this summer and how to conquer them.
Warm temperatures are the main reasons why tyres may burst in the heat.
When you drive during hot summer days, the temperature of your tyres increases faster. Consequently, the heated air inside the tyres expands and its pressure rises quickly, which can lead to tyre blowout with disastrous consequences.
It is important to regularly check your tyre pressure over the summer to ensure that they are inflated to the correct pressure as stated by your tyre manufacturer.
It is a common circumstance in summer to see drivers parked off to the side of the road with a vehicle that has overheated.
Make sure that you have enough engine coolant and keep this topped up.
The arrival of the yearly school summer holidays in England marks the number of cars on the road to soar. From days out to airport trips, the roads are notoriously packed in summer.
This inevitably leads to an increase in the number of accidents and collisions on the road.
One way that you can minimise the stress of any potential collision or accident, is by installing a dash cam with GPS tracking.
This provides you with video evidence of the event, which can prevent any disputes over who was to blame and speed up the insurance claims process.
On the rare blazing hot days that we experience in the UK, the sun's glare might make it difficult for you to see or identify hazards.
One way to overcome this is by ensuring that your windscreen is kept clear and smear-free.
Windscreen washers should be full during summer and your wiper blades must be fully functional.
Consider keeping a pair of driving sunglasses in your car to tackle the sun’s powerful glare.
While non-stop sneezing can make driving nearly impossible, it is important that you are mindful of driving after taking hay fever medication.
Certain hay fever medications can make you drowsy, which could affect your driving ability.
Try taking your hay fever tablet at night or use a non-drowsy antihistamine instead.
RAM Tracking provides high-quality fleet management solutions, fleet tracking and GPS tracking systems so that you can keep your vehicle fleets safe all year round.
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