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Bend

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Wherever a road bends, it comes with its own peculiar problems. Below we look into the some of the hazards that a bend poses:

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Dangers Road Bend

Speed

Speed is the greatest contributor toward things going wrong on a bend in the road. Here we look at the incidents arising from such excessive speed.

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Sliding

Various factors can play a role in a vehicle sliding on a bend. Here we identify how to be wise to such factors.

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Straight

There are obvious dangers where a driver fails to follow a bend in the road. In this section we look at some of the possible causes.

☠️ Dangers when encountering a bend in the road

Encountering a bend in the road can pose various dangers to drivers, especially if they are not prepared for the change in direction. Here are some of the potential dangers that you should be aware of when encountering a bend in the road:

  • Reduced visibility: When approaching a bend in the road, your visibility may be reduced, especially if the bend is sharp. This means that you may not be able to see what is coming around the bend, such as other vehicles, pedestrians, or obstacles.

  • Oversteering or understeering: If you approach a bend too fast, you may be at risk of oversteering or understeering. Oversteering occurs when you turn the steering wheel too sharply, causing the rear of the vehicle to swing out. Understeering, on the other hand, occurs when you turn the steering wheel too little, causing the front of the vehicle to drift towards the outside of the bend.

  • Losing control of the vehicle: If you approach a bend at high speed and lose control of your vehicle, you may end up veering off the road, colliding with other vehicles, or hitting obstacles such as trees or walls.

  • Collisions with other vehicles: When approaching a bend, you may not be able to see other vehicles coming from the opposite direction, which can result in a head-on collision if you are not careful.

To avoid these dangers, it is important to approach bends in the road with caution, slow down, and be prepared for any obstacles that may be ahead. It is also essential to maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles, as this will give you enough time to react if something unexpected happens.

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