No matter what kind of car you drive—a 2019 RAM 1500, a 2019 Dodge Challenger, or something else—the odds are good that you’ll encounter a road hazard from time to time. Roadway dangers take many forms and it’s important that you know how to react before you come across one when you least expect it.

You don’t need to travel far to encounter a threat on the road. Even if you head over to our Dodge dealership near Carlsbad, CA you may encounter a hazard. Debris is a common hazard that many drivers contend with regularly. If you see debris ahead of you, slow down and look for an opportunity to change lanes so you won’t have to drive over it.

Potholes are another thing that can pose a danger. Potholes can literally appear on a given roadway overnight so you can’t assume the roads you travel every day will be free of these threats. If you notice a pothole in your path, slow down and try to change lanes so you can drive around the hazard. In instances where you can’t change lanes, go over the pothole slowly while you maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel.

Construction zones can be difficult to navigate. As you approach a construction zone, slow down to the posted speed limit, which will likely be lower than the roadway’s standard speed limit. Keep an eye out for vehicles entering the road from the construction area at slow rates of speed. Always be on the lookout for construction workers near the side of the road.

Of course, there are plenty of other hazards you might encounter when you’re driving. For more advice about dealing with road hazards, contact Kearny Mesa Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM or visit our San Diego, CA Dodge dealership today.