5 Completely Wrong Ways to Drive in High Winds

A wind-toppled big rig truck lies on its side along Interstate 15 near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. See more car safety pictures.
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Regardless of where you stand on global warming or climate change or the Mayan apocalypse, there's no denying that the weather seems to have gotten especially wacky in the past few years. Extremely powerful tornadoes are touching down willy-nilly, and the hurricane season seems to last all year. It's only a matter of time before we finally reach hurricane Zelda.

Besides torrential rains, snow measured in fathoms, and storm names based on video game characters, wacky weather comes with wind. Lots of wind. It can blow strong and steady, or it can gust and wreak havoc in three-second bursts. But no matter what kind of wind you're dealing with (unless it's a gentle sea breeze that makes the palm trees sway like hula dancers), it is not delightful to have to drive in it.

Let's take a look at 5 things to do when driving in high winds that will earn you a coveted entry on FailBlog.

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