4 must-do things to avoid accidents when driving through a pass

Jul 26, 2019 | Same topic: Survive driving in the Philippines
To drive cars over safety and most favorable, it is absolutely necessary to avoid the following four things once comes to driving through a pass.

Safe driving is the most important thing on every road, especially with the pass. These are the most dangerous areas because of the sloping and winding conditions that make it difficult and hazardous for drivers and passengers.

So, to drive cars over safety and most favorable, it is absolutely necessary to avoid the following four things are seriously advised by Philkotse.com.

1. Do not overload

When driving over a pass, you must not carry a cargo exceeding the vehicle’s limit. Particularly for a bus, the passenger transported must not be more than the number approved for the vehicle.

According to experienced car experts, overloading will make climbing more difficult. In addition, due to the steepness of the slope, the car engine may not be strong enough to operate, causing the car unable to move or even endangering the other cars behind.

driving over a pass

One of four things to avoid when driving a car through a pass is not to overload

Meanwhile, overloading will also directly affect the brake system and braking failure is one of the main causes of tragic accidents on the pass. Overloading will cause the vehicle to lose balance, and when encountering narrow corners, it is more likely to overturn.

>>> Read more: 9 safety tips to follow when driving on hills, mountains & remote areas.

2. Move at the approved speed

Drivers with considerable driving experience recommend traveling at reasonable speeds so as not to affect the braking system as well as to limit the centrifugal force at the corners or curves to prevent cars from being "dragged down".

In addition, running at moderate speeds will help drivers to quickly react and have more time to handle the situation.

mountainous areas of the Philippines

Mountainous areas are extremely dangerous to drivers who are too confident in himself

3. Do not consume wine or beer before and while driving

Drinking alcohol or other stimulants will create a sense of excitement leading to speeding, inaccurate control or loss of control; therefore, the risk of accidents is very high. This is absolutely necessary to stay away from when driving over a pass.

man drinking in car

Drinking while driving is not always a good thing because it can harm your and other's safety

>>> Worth reading: 9 must-know safety tips for mountain driving.

4. Do not violate traffic rules

Accurately handling the steering wheel helps the operator and the "companion" cross the pass safely and smoothly.

When driving down/up a pass, the driver should set the low gear to help the engine run stronger, maintain at moderate speed and not damage the brakes. However, after each turn or slope, there will be a different slope, so drivers should make specific decisions in a proactive manner.

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Accurately handling the steering wheel helps the operator and the "companion" cross the pass safely and smoothly

In case of going down a pass using an automatic transmission, the best way to drive is to switch to manual transmission mode to gain better control.

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