DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIPS
IMPORTANT DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIPS:
Here are few Rainy Day Safe Driving Techniques that will help you reduce the chance of having problems when driving in the rain.
Driving in the rain can certainly be challenging where roads become slippery and your visibility is greatly reduced plus you now have to deal with all those other drivers who don’t heed the deteriorating road conditions and continue to drive as if it’s a beautiful sunny day,
SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIP #1
Remember, in wet conditions tires have much less traction than they do in dry conditions, therefore, it is important to reduce speed in order to increase the time available to recognize and react to any situation. Drive slowly through any puddle of uncertain depth. That way if it’s deeper than you thought, you can still back out!
DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIP #2
LEAVE MORE ROOM BETWEEN YOURSELF AND OTHER VEHICLES
During the first ten to fifteen (10-15) minutes of a rainstorm, road conditions are more dangerous because oil that had stripped from other vehicles since the last rain is now floating on top of the water making it extremely slippery. Slow down to maintain control, also, as much as possible avoid following large trucks or buses too closely since the splash created by large tires can temporarily shut down your ability to see.
DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIP #3
When driving on the freeway, drive in the center lanes as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
DRIVING IN RAIN SAFETY TIP #4
Stay Alert and anticipate any potential problems by looking farther ahead.
As in any driving situation, a properly equipped vehicle is often the safest.
Things like good wiper blades, clean windows, working lights and flashers, good tires with deep tread are very important during the rainy season. The most common distractions drivers are experiencing in such conditions are:
WINDOWS FOGGING UP
Dirty windows act like a fog magnet, you can significantly reduce this dangerous situation by regularly cleaning your windows on the inside.
Tires can provide you with a major safety advantage. Tire properly inflated work better in the rain due to the fact that it keeps the thread opened allowing the tire to channel more water out from underneath it, so be safe and regularly check your tires’ air pressure.