Stay alert for wet roads

06/09/2016 English


Driving in the rain can be dangerous. And the roads will become wet ones after the rain which can also be dangerous for drivers. In fact, many car accidents are caused by wet driving conditions. So, stay alert for not only rainy moments, but also the wet roads!

Slow down

A car will need two to three times more stopping distance on wet pavement. So, allow a space cushion of at least 4 to 5 seconds between vehicles for having enough time to respond. Driving at a slower pace also allows more of the tire’s tread to make contact with the road, which leads to better traction.

Control cruising

Don’t use cruise control in inclement weather. Your car’s computer doesn’t know it’s not a perfectly dry day and will accelerate accordingly, possibly sending you into a skid.

Skid recovery

Skids can even happen to the most cautious drivers. If your car begins to skid, continue to look and steer where you want the vehicle to go. Do not slam on the brakes, as that will intensify the skid.

Equip yourself

Make sure all the parts on your car are in working order. Inflate your tires to the proper levels and check to see if they have adequate tread. It’s also a good idea to replace windshield wipers before heading out in the rain.


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