Tips for Driving in Charleston

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Here at Land Rover Charleston, we love helping neighbors like you to find a new Land Rover you love at a price you can be proud of. With that comes our priority for your safety out on the roads. Read on below to learn some tips for driving in Charleston and beyond to ensure a safer, smoother ride each time. Contact us for more tips and tricks for caring for your Land Rover model and staying safe on Charleston roads.


Charleston Driving: The West Virginia Turnpike

The landscape throughout Huntington is surely beautiful, but it can also be challenging to drive through. On major thoroughfares like the West Virginia Turnpike, twists and turns can make for a drive that demands your attention and focus whether you’re driving in rain, snow, clear skies, or any conditions. Here are some main tips for driving on the West Virginia Turnpike:

  • Expect heavy traffic during the summer weekends and holidays.
  • Keep your distance between you and other drivers.
  • Mind any semi-trucks, as their blind spots are bigger and the hilly route affects their ability to brake quickly.
  • Avoid looking at your phone or constantly changing the radio; keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
  • Keep your distance or switch lanes for tractor-trailers or snowplows.
  • Be on alert for wildlife.

Charleston Driving: Rural Driving Tips

Plenty of Parkersburg area roads are quite rural, and a different approach to driving is necessary to ensure your safety on these roads. Winding back roads may be beautiful, but they can be poorly maintenanced, service, and lack proper lighting for safe night driving. The following tips for driving in Charleston’s surround rural areas will help you navigate the country roads:

  • Drive below the speed limit.
  • Use extreme caution on blind curves.
  • Be mindful of roads without guardrails or safety barriers.
  • Note whether you have cell service in certain areas, that could affect your ability to call for any necessary help.
  • Practice patience—narrow roads may prevent you from safely passing tractors or other farm machinery. Don’t drive in a hurry.
  • Be aware of livestock, other farm animals, and wildlife!

Get More Tips for Driving in Charleston at Land Rover Charleston

Our Land Rover Charleston dealership team is always here with tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Land Rover driving experience. Contact us today for the best delivery restaurants in Charleston, to learn about service tips, new Land Rover safety features and technologies, or to discuss what Land Rover model is best for your Charleston area drives.

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