Whether or not you have a new 2019 Volkswagen Passat, practicing safe driving is essential. While it’s great that modern vehicles offer several advanced driver safety aids like lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring, it’s imperative that we use our own skill to stay safe while driving around the Sheboygan, WI area.

Here at Van Horn Volkswagen of Sheboygan, we want all our drivers to stay safe with the proper knowledge of what to do when they encounter various road hazards. So, we’re covering the most common types of hazards and what to do.

Probably the most common type of road hazard is inclement weather. From rain to snow, poor weather conditions significantly increase the risk of accidents. That’s why when you encounter bad weather, it’s best to slow down and keep speed with traffic as best you can. It’s also smart to increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you in case you have to stop abruptly.

Reckless drivers are another common type of road hazard. Whether it’s someone speeding and weaving in and out of traffic or someone on their phone, the best way to handle this type of hazard is to get out of their way and let them pass.

When driving on residential roads, make sure to obey the speed limit and be aware of pedestrians or children running into the street. When driving on the road with a cyclist, make sure to give them ample room. Finally, when you encounter a pothole, slow down and safely cross over it rather than swerving around it at high speeds.

Finally, if you notice that any of your driver safety aids aren’t working properly or if you’re in need of any other type of service, be sure to schedule a service appointment with us today at your Sheboygan Volkswagen dealership.