There is an increase in risk and hazards during the wet season, whether it is drizzling or raining heavily. It is important to take caution when driving in the rain to avoid collisions or accidents. Below are some tips for safe driving in the rain:
Ready your vehicle for the road. Before any drive, especially during the rainy season, you need to get your car checked and ready. Check if the tires are properly inflated. Having properly inflated tires can improve wet weather performance. If your vehicle’s tires are worn out, you may need to replace them.
Ready yourself for the road. Before driving in the rain, make sure you are fit to drive. It is crucial to have enough rest before heading out to drive. Drowsy driving in the rain is very dangerous. You especially need focus and should stay alert while on the road.
Limit your speed. When driving on a rainy day, it is best to drive below the posted speed limit. Vehicles are harder to control if the roads are wet. Driving under the posted speed limit can ensure you have more time to react in an emergency.
Maintain distance. If you are driving in the rain, keeping your distance from the cars ahead of you is best. It is crucial to maintain a safe distance so you can give yourself enough time to react in case of an emergency. Leaving enough room for your car and the cars ahead of you means decreasing the risk of collisions
.Avoid sudden movements. During the rainy season, ensure that you drive carefully and avoid sudden movements such as suddenly overtaking, accelerating, or braking. You may want to make sure to do your movements slowly and smoothly so the risk of losing control of your vehicle is low.
Avoid flooded roads. If a pool of rainwater is blocking the road and you are unsure how deep it is, you should avoid driving through it. If you drive through a pool of water that is as little as three inches deep, you can lose control of your vehicle.
Switch your lights on. Last but not the least, make sure your headlights are on and functioning when driving in the rain. It is best to keep it on so other drivers can see you. Also, when you turn on your tail lights, you reduce the risk of being rear-ended.
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