Turn on your low beams. Be alert and pay attention to surrounding vehicles.
Keep your distance. Avoid a rear-end collision by allowing 3X the usual distance from the vehicle in front of you.
Slow down. Hail has a greater impact on a moving vehicle. The faster you drive, the greater the impact.
Find a safe area to pull off. Turn on emergency flashers when stopped and make sure you are completely out of the traffic lane.
Find cover for your car. Look for a nearby parking garage or gas station canopy to wait out the storm. Do not stop under an overpass to avoid obstruction of emergency vehicles and collisions.
Angle the car. If you are unable to find cover, angle the car so falling hail hits the front windshield. The windshield is stronger than other windows in the car. If applicable, move away from the sunroof.
Don't leave the vehicle. Stay in your car to avoid injury. Lie down and cover your head with a coat or blanket to protect yourself from flying glass. Face away from windows.
For additional information on driving safely in a hailstorm, click here or watch the video below.
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