Heels on wheels
Tips and test drives
Beware of hydroplaning – that’s when your car tyres lose contact with the road and slide on a thin layer of water. If it happens, ease your foot off the accelerator, and don’t swerve or brake sharply.
Keep a minimum of a three-car length from the car in front of you.Trying to stop suddenly on a wet road is not the same as stopping when it’s dry – you need the extra distance!
Turn on your headlights when driving in fog but not to full brightness, as this will decrease visibility further.
Pull off the road and stop if the rain is too heavy or fog becomes too dense, (and turn on your hazards). Driving very slowly can be as dangerous as speeding, as drivers coming fast from behind may not see you in time and could drive into you.