Driving in the rain can be very nerve-racking. It creates a much more dangerous driving situation than driving on dry pavement, as cars easily spin out of control, hydroplane, and crash.
When we drive in this wet weather, we should use extra caution. Being aware of where other vehicles are, driving at a safe speed and staying in middle lanes should always be practiced during a rainy day drive.
In order to prevent a Madison car crash on a rainy day, you can take steps before you ever get on the road. Taking a few minutes to check a few things on your car could save your life on the road.
Three things you should check before driving in the rain are:
- Windshield wipers. One of the least-used devices on a vehicle is the windshield wipers. You may be unaware if they are functioning properly because you use them so rarely. Be sure to check the blades as well, as they may not wipe away the water enough to see properly. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing wiper blades at least twice a year.
- Tire tread. The tread on your tires prevents the water from accumulating under the tire and helps to maintain the tire’s grip on the road surface. A safe tread level should be at least three to four millimeters deep.
- Lights. Be sure that your headlights are clean and free from any smudges. Over time, your headlights may become dirty and lose their effectiveness. During a rainstorm it is important for your lights to provide optimum vision.
The Wisconsin car crash attorneys at Hupy and Abraham will get you the compensation you deserve in the event you have been involved in an accident. Call 800-800-5678 today to set up a free case evaluation. Be sure to request a free copy of The Ultimate Guide For Automobile Accident Victims.