Learn to Drive Safely in Strong Winds

As you learn to drive, it is mostly side winds that cause problems for you as a driver, and the way they affect different vehicles varies greatly. These days most cars are fairly stable in high winds, though before wind tunnel testing was widespread there were cars with notorious stability problems at speed in blustery conditions. Even so, tall sided, lightweight cars can still be buffeted about and can have a worrying tendency to drift towards large vehicles as they pass in such conditions.

But car drivers must also be aware of how these conditions affect other road users, so they can make allowances. The essential thing to remember is that the faster you go, the more effect a side wind has, in exactly the same way that the faster the car is going the more effect a movement of the steering has.

Danger Areas:Wide open spaces are obviously prone to the effects of strong winds, though here the predictability of it reduces the risk. The greater risk is where drivers are suddenly exposed to side winds where they were sheltered before.  Pay attention to signs like parking signs, construction and other warning signs as well.

Obviously, if you drive out of a cutting onto a bridge, you must expect to encounter side winds but a bridge taking another road over yours also presents a risk because the wind may be deflected along the embankment, catching you as you approach or leave the bridge. For the same reason, roads running along embankments are not always as seriously affected by side winds as one on the flat, because the wind is deflected upwards by the bank. But this means you may encounter unexpected side wind if the road passes from an embankment to flat land.

Solid objects at the roadside may cause more buffeting in strong winds because they cause turbulence where a gappy barrier, like trees, acts as a windbreak without causing turbulence.

Tall buildings and gaps in walls, including gateways, can channel very strong and sudden side winds across a road.

Look out for the way the trees move and what happens to vehicles ahead of you.

High-sided Vehicles:High-sided trucks and buses can affect you in two ways. If the wind is strong enough they may be pushed sideways, so when overtaking make sure there is plenty of room and try to avoid being stuck alongside them.

In addition they create their own turbulence, but on a windy day, as well as their slipstream, you also have the movement of the wind on top. One effect that catches many drivers by surprise is being drawn towards a high-sided vehicle because the wind passing over the top of it creates turbulence and a low pressure area alongside it. The effect on a motorway can be initial buffeting as you draw alongside, a pull towards the truck and then a push away as you pass it.

You must be ready for all this movement and not overreact to it. If you throw the wheel one way and then the other you will exacerbate the instability the turbulence causes. Keep a light touch on the wheel and merely hold the car against the movement.

Two-wheelers:Cyclists and motorcyclists represent a danger in strong winds simply because they are more likely to wobble in them, so give them plenty of room.

Reasons to Buy or Rent a Luxury car

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Luxury cars are definitely costly. However they also come with a lot of positive aspects which is the reason why people go for the top luxury car brands. Here are some of the reasons why people would want to buy or rent a luxury car.

The status symbol:
Lots of people buy select luxury cars because they are a status symbol. Almost all rich people want to flaunt their wealth and power. Buying amazing luxury cars or SUVs are surely a good way to grab a lot of eye balls. And these luxury cars are also bought because they think that it suits their style and depicts their personality.

The Luxury it offers:
Even the cheapest luxury car comes with a lot of luxury features, which you would like to have while driving around town or when traveling. Luxury features such as good seating, temperature control, entertainment options etc are very much a must for a lot of people while traveling. A luxury car is going to provide a lot of luxury options which is going to make your traveling time easy and fun.

I once rented a cadillac for a cross country trip that featured both heated and cooled seats so that my wife and I could both travel in comfort. A luxury car rental is a good way to try out a luxury car before you buy one.

The safety features of luxury cars:
Luxury cars are also known to provide the best safety, which thus is a favorite for people who care a lot for safety. Safety features such as airbags, good back support which would help people with back pain etc are desired by many people who want to buy cars.

The Ultimate driving experience:
A lot of people are driving crazy. Luxury sport cars are what most of them would choose because of the ultimate driving experience it can provide. Smooth fast ride is what most of them would want. The fast luxury cars have the build which makes them perfectly comfortable to drive with ease, and provide a once in a life time experience.

Style and Looks:
All luxury cars look great, from the sports models to the hybrid luxury cars. The magnificent look in itself attracts the eyes of a lot of people who want to buy a car. The luxury cars are generally have the best looks any cars can provide.

So all in all, it is about status, style, luxury and safety which people look for while buying a Luxury car. The luxury cars definitely would be a darling for most of the guys and why not.

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