While winter is arguably the most dangerous time for motorists to be traveling, other seasons are not without their dangers.
The spring season will show an increase in motorcycles and bicycles as well as different road hazards. The winter season typically leaves roads in need of maintenance which includes potholes and other road conditions that can damage your vehicle. Be mindful of road construction and always remain alert in construction zones. Spring is also known for weather that can turn very quickly. Drivers need to always be prepared to pull off from the road and seek shelter during heavy rainfall and wait until conditions improve. Finally, animals that have been in hibernation or have been less active during the winter months can now be seen crossing roadways and adding challenges to travel. Scanning the side of roadways for any animal attempting to cross through traffic as well as maintaining a safe distance between vehicles can lessen your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.
The Cornelius Police Department hopes that you enjoy the spring weather and remain safe while traveling!