Is it dangerous to drive in high winds?

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asked Apr 20, 2019 in Safety by idkizubarnan (320 points)
Is it dangerous to drive in high winds?

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answered Apr 20, 2019 by LindaHartzell (18,620 points)
High winds can make driving very difficult especially for high profile vehicles and when the wind is really blowing you have to pay more close attention to the road and keep both your hands on the steering wheel.

During high winds the wind can push your vehicle forward and can even push your vehicle into an oncoming lane as I've seen it happen.

A car was pushed into the oncoming lane of a semi one day when it was blowing 70 MPH wind and the person driving the car died.

After seeing that I stay home when the wind is blowing over 40 MPH as I don't want to risk a car crash.

If you don't need to drive in the high winds it's best to stay home until the wind goes away.

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