Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

Driving in rainy, stormy conditions is nerve-wrecking since the roads are slippery, there’s heavy traffic, and the possibility of collision can be high. Here are three tips for driving safely in the rain.

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

Avoid distractions. Stay focus and be aware of your surroundings. Visibility is low during the rain, so it’s important to turn on those headlights. In addition, be extra cautious when merging or changing lanes to prevent collision.

Slow down and leave extra space between the car in front of your vehicle. Roads can be very slippery during, so it is better to leave enough space in front of your vehicle to slow down. At the same time, slowing down will also giving time for the driver behind your vehicle to have enough time to brake.

Beware of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires lose traction on the wet surface of the road. As a result, your vehicle begins to slide uncontrollably. If you start to hydroplane, ease your foot off the gas and steer steadily in the direction that the vehicle is spinning. If you need to brake, do so slowly and carefully. Avoid sudden acceleration and braking.

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