7 Simple Ways to Stay Safe When Driving in Rain
Most of us have had the experience of being on the highway when a torrential downpour arrives, seemingly out of nowhere. Whether you’re a new driver or it has been decades since you first learned the basics of car safety, these easy tips can help keep you, your passengers, and other motorists safe during a rainstorm:
- Remember that the roads can be especially slick at the beginning of a rainstorm, which occurs because water causes oils in the road to rise to the surface. This is especially true if it hasn’t rained for a while. You may need to slow down more than you would anticipate at this point.
- Besides decreasing your driving speed, remember to brake and turn more slowly than you normally would.
- Drive in the path of the car in front of you, if you can see it.
- Exercise extra caution when passing or changing lanes; be sure to use your turn signal.
- Make sure that you don’t follow other cars too closely.
- Keep your headlights on to increase your visibility, even if it is daytime, but don’t use your bright setting.
- Always keep your windshield wipers in working order so that you can depend on them when weather turns bad, no matter the time of year.
These are some of the most important things to remember when driving in the rain.
There is a lot that you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe when driving during a storm. Unfortunately, though, you can’t control the actions of other drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s reckless behavior while driving in a storm, call 800-242-2874 to speak with a caring and dedicated Madison auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today.