How to stay safe while driving in the rain
Driving in wet weather conditions can be hazardous. And with summer’s rainfall weather almost upon us, these tips will keep you safe during the rainy weather.
• Give yourself more travel time so you can avoid rushing through the bad weather. • Adjust your speed to suit the conditions. However, don’t slow down unnecessarily, as this can be just as dangerous as speeding. • Don’t use cruise control. • Turn on your headlights. • Brake earlier and with a lot
more caution. • Avoid water which has pooled on the roads. But if this isn’t possible for you, drive through it slowly in case there is hidden debris or potholes. • Leave more following space. • Driving recklessly and speeding increases chances of hydroplaning (when the tyres of the car begin to ride on top of the water instead of the road). • If you do end up hydroplaning, slowly lift your foot from the accelerator, but don’t brake harshly or move your steering wheel violently.