Tip of the Day: Rainy Weather Driving Guidelines

ÙA rainy day can be refreshing. A walk in the rain can be romantic. Driving in the rain, however, can be quite dangerous so avoid it if you can.

You may be a very safe driver, driving defensively and obeying all traffic laws; but what about the drivers around you?

If you have to drive on a rainy day, keep your trips to a minimum to reduce your chances of being involved in a collision.

Before driving, check traffic reports to see if your route is affected by flooding, traffic collisions or road closures.

Here are some more helpful tips for rainy day driving:

When driving on the freeway, drive in the center lanes as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.

Turn on your headlights!  It will help you see better on foggy or rainy days and it will help other drivers see you!

Increase your following distance and watch for brake lights ahead.

Slow down, it takes longer to stop in wet weather, plus the faster you drive, the greater the chances of hydroplaning! Drive slowly through any puddle of uncertain depth.  That way if it’s deeper than you thought, you can still back out!

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