When driving in cold weather, do you slow down when you reach a bridge? Apparently you should — we all should. Because bridges are exposed to air on all sides, they lose heat and mirror the air’s temperature. Air only touches the road, on the other hand, on one side, its surface. A bridge’s materials also negatively affect heat retention.
Check out this nifty animation we found to fully understand it all.
So be careful driving out there. Remember that overpasses are bridges. I know it’s an obvious statement, but I don’t often think about that when I’m actually driving on the freeway. Staying alert when the temperature drops will help prevent an accident. Maybe go a bit slower so you don’t have to slam on those brakes.
You know what else helps driving on a colder road? Winter tires. Just saying.