Driving in Hail

It might appear that it’s just going to rain but at this cold time of year that potential rain could easily turn in to a spot of hail or even a full blown hail storm and driving in a hail storm can be extremely dangerous.

Not only can they cause a lot of damage to your vehicle but they can also cause harm to anyone venturing outside of the vehicle as well. If you do have to travel on the roads at this time of year it’s a good idea to plan your route to avoid known affected areas and to inform friends and relatives of the route you intend to take in case of any emergency situations that may arise while travelling.

If you do find yourself driving in a hail storm then the following tips should always be followed:

  • If the hail is severe, cease driving and pull over to a safe place, somewhere under an overpass or under cover is advised as really strong hail could potentially do damage to the windscreen.
  • Stay inside your vehicle, falling hails comes down at fast speeds and can cause you injury.
  • If you can’t find an area with cover, keep your vehicle angled so the hail hits the front windscreen rather than side or back windows as they are not as reinforced as the front windscreen.