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Driving Safely During Wet Weather

Wet Weather Safety Tips

Learn how to drive safely in wet weather conditions.

Spring is here, which means that wet weather will be common. April showers bring May flowers but they also bring a specific set of risks to driving. When you drive in the rain, your car is at risk of hydroplaning and skidding. It’s important for you to take some precautions when driving when it’s wet outside so you can ensure your safety. Here are a few tips you can use.

Avoid Cruise Control

While cruise control is a useful feature, it can do much more harm than good if you use it during wet conditions. Using cruise control while it’s raining can cause your car’s tires to lose traction, which can result in you losing control of your vehicle. It’s crucial to have the most control of your car when it’s raining out, so don’t use cruise control when it’s raining,

Slow Down

During rainy weather, it’s essential to understand that you shouldn’t be driving as fast as you normally would during normal conditions. Traveling too fast can cause your car to hydroplane, which creates a dangerous situation for you and everyone else on the road. It’s also necessary for you to avoid making sharp turns or braking too hard when it’s raining. Also, increase your following distance to avoid any accidents caused by sudden braking.

React Properly To Skidding

Even if you take the proper precautions, sometimes your car will skid. It’s important to know how to react to this situation to ensure your safety. Remember not to panic when you’re skidding and to avoid slamming on the brakes. You need to take your foot off of the accelerator and gently steer your car where you want it to go if your car starts to skid.

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