13 Quick Tips For Rainy Weather Driving
As we enter the rainy spring months, it’s important to take proper precautions to reduce the possibility of being in an accident. Each year there are over sixty-thousand traffic accidents in Arkansas, resulting in over 400 deaths.
Duncan Firm has compiled a list of tips from a variety of sources to help you stay safe on rainy days.
- Slow Down – reduces the chances of hydroplaning, and reduces the distance required to stop
- Leave Room Between Cars – leaves you more time to slow down and pump the brakes
- Understand What To Do If You Skid – look and steer in the direction you want the car to go, and don’t slam on your brakes
- Stay Alert – people tend to zone out while driving, but make an effort to stay focused
- Turn On Your Headlights – improves visibility and it’s the law
- Keep Your Brights Off – the brighter light reflects off wet surfaces, which can cause visibility problems for you and other drivers
- Clean The Inside And Outside Of Car Windows – improves visibility
- Regularly Replace Windshield Wipers – improves visibility
- Check Your Tire Pressure – properly inflated tires improve grip
- Check Your Tire Tread – good tread depth ensures good grip on the road
- Avoid Cruise Control – increases the chance of losing control of the vehicle
- Don’t Drive When Water Is 3+ Inches Deep – control becomes too difficult, and the water can stall your engine
- Drive Less – postpone or combine errands for fewer bad-weather trips
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