Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring can be a challenging season for new drivers, too.
Keep an eye out for bicyclists and pedestrians
on warm days. School zones and residential areas will have more pedestrians, so remind teens to be on the lookout and remember that pedestrians always have the right of way.
Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular,
watch out for motorcycles and bicycles
at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging. Spring often signals an increase in construction. Remind new drivers to stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around them.
Warn teen drivers to drive very carefully through work zones
. Increase your
Spring is a season of renewal, and it also can be a fun time to be out driving. Staying alert and prepared to avoid the challenges of spring driving will keep the roads safer for all.