How to safely avoid potholes
- Drive cautiously. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This can help you spot a pothole sooner and avoid it. It is also safer to increase your following distance in case the vehicle in front of yours suddenly maneuvers to avoid a pothole.
- Improve your visibility. Look into the distance at the road ahead of you and the car ahead of you to better see and navigate around upcoming potholes. Make sure your headlights are working and your windshield is clean and clear for better visibility at night.
- Watch out for puddles. If you can do it safely, avoid driving over puddles. An innocent-looking puddle could be a pothole filled with water.
- Avoid other vehicles. Never swerve into an occupied lane, which could result in a collision with another vehicle.