Driving through a city can be a stressful experience. After you secure your CDL license, driving through the city might become a fixture of your routes. Don’t worry though, the pros here at Middleton and Meads have your back. Let us guide you through your next city. Here are some tips on how to do that!
Planning ahead can make a huge difference. Your next trip through the city could be unpredictable depending on any events or traffic patterns, no matter which city you are starting out from or finishing your run in, even if it is just from Baltimore to Washington DC or from Annapolis to Norfolk down in Virginia. Even if the route is familiar to you, you should still have some plans. Using GPS or certain phone apps can also be a difference-maker. That’s because they can warn you about slowdowns, accidents, gridlock and anything else that could affect your trip.
Track the Weather
The next tip we have for you is to keep an eye on the weather. Phone apps can help you track the forecast in real-time as it changes from hour to hour. Spring is here, but you will still have to contend with rain and sunshine at odd intervals. Yes, sunshine can be a hazard too – it can sometimes be so bright and blinding that it’ll be hard to see unless you are wearing polarized sunglasses or pull down your driving visor, which could also be a distraction. Wind and fog can also be problems that slow you down. In any case, make sure that you have an emergency kit handy in your cabin. That will help in case you breakdown or run low on fuel unexpectedly – and don’t forget a coat and boots for the days that it gets extra cold out!
Slow down and drive carefully. You may have heard the saying “slow and steady wins the race.” When you are driving through the city, this can be a life-saver. Other drivers might not be as considerate as you are, after all!
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