April showers bring May flowers. April has arrived and so has the rain. Rainstorms do not happen every day and many people are not skilled with driving in wet conditions. Below are ways you can stay safe during a rainstorm.
Slow down. Driving too fast during a rainstorm can cause a vehicle to hydroplane and make you lose control. Hydroplaning only occurs at higher speeds, so it is important to slow down to avoid it happening to you.
Turn on your headlights. Make sure your headlights are always on when driving in rain. This will help other drivers see you, as well as help you see the road better.
Follow at a safe distance. Reaction time is decreased when driving in a rainstorm. Increasing the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you allows you more time to react if a situation should occur.
Use the middle lanes. Water normally tends to build up on the outside lanes of a multiple lane highway due to the way the roads slope. If possible, use the middle lane to make driving less dangerous.
Maintain your vehicle. Bald tires can be dangerous when it is raining and cause you to hydroplane. Make sure to prepare your vehicle ahead of time to keep you and everyone in your car safe.
At Hupy and Abraham, we are committed to reducing preventable accidents. Unfortunately, no matter how safe you try to be, accidents do happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while driving in poor weather conditions, the car accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are here to help.
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