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Driving safety during rain.

By steadfast
In January 10, 2018

 

Driving in the rain is not the ideal scenario for many drivers. The discomfort, the lack of visibility and the feeling of having less grip on the asphalt are some of the most common symptoms we have in the car.  Today we will see some driving safety tips.

 

Driving Safety

  • Check your windscreen wipers. Ensure that they are in good working order. If not, replace them immediately.
  • Pay close attention to what is happening around you and keep a safe following distance.
  • Do not speed.  You could easily lose control of the vehicle in wet weather.
  • Ensure your headlights are on when driving in the rain.
  • Do not be impatient while driving. Driving to your destination in these conditions may take longer but rather get to your destination safely instead of rushing and risking your life.
  • Remember that oil and other dirt is washed onto roads and poses as the roads can become slippery.
  • Avoid driving through puddles, flowing water and waterlogged bridges.
  • Remember that heavy downpour or storms can result in trees being uprooted, tree branches falling into the roads as well as other dangerous items flowing onto the road.
  • When driving on the freeway, drive in the center lanes as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it.
  • Check the tread and inflation of your tires. Properly maintained tires provide the added traction you will need on wet roads.
  • Consider carrying a portable car starter with you. That way, if your battery goes dead you can start your car from inside the vehicle rather than getting out of the car to do a conventional jump start with cables.
  • Slow down it takes longer to stop in wet weather. Plus the faster you drive, the greater the chances of hydroplaning.
  • Drive slowly through any puddle of uncertain depth. That way if it’s deeper than you thought, you can still back out.

 

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