The Dangers of Rainstorms
Even though it is not a particularly surprising weather condition, rain can hamper a driver’s ability to perform even basic maneuvers. The downpour of water makes roads and tires slick, which decreases traction significantly. In truly intense rainstorms, sheets of rain can make it difficult for drivers to see much more than a few yards in front of their vehicles. Without the proper safety precautions, rain can be a legitimate hazard for drivers.
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Taking the Right Precautions
Driving in the rain is usually not too dangerous so long as drivers are responsible with their vehicles. However, this is not always the case. Follow these tips, and you may be helping yourself and your fellow drivers:
- Drive more slowly, brake more slowly, and take turns much more slowly.
- Do not tailgate another vehicle.
- Turn headlights on and brake earlier to broadcast yourself.
- Always use turn signals when turning or changing lanes.
- Drive in the tracks of the vehicle ahead if possible.
- Make sure windshield wipers are working and clean.
Maximizing visibility, slowing down, and being a smart driver can decrease the probability of a minor mistake or mechanical slip from becoming an accident.
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