How to drive in hail
Hail storms are extremely dangerous to drive in. Not only can they cause extensive damage to your car but can also be harmful to anyone who decides to venture out of their vehicle.
Hail can also impair visibility and even break your car’s windows in extreme conditions. If hail is severe, stop driving and pull over to a safe – preferably sheltered – place.
If you have to travel, plan your route to avoid known affected areas.
We also recommend informing relatives and friends of your intended route in case of an emergency.
The following tips should always be followed when driving in hail storms:
- Stay inside the vehicle. Hail falls at fast speeds, and can cause injury
- If hail is severe, stop driving and pull over to a safe place so the hail doesn’t break the windshield or any windows. Stop under an overpass if you can, or pull out of traffic lanes and on to a hardshoulder
- Keep your car angled so that the hail is hitting the front of your car. Windshields are reinforced to withstand forward driving and pelting objects. Side windows and backglass are not and are much more susceptible to breakage
- Avoid ditches due to possible high-rising water
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