Driving in heavy rain is hazardous and dangerous. Here are some tips to ensure your safety and the safety of others when driving in the rain.
What to do when you are hydroplaning
If you are traveling too fast in heavy rainy conditions, you could end up hydroplaning, which means that your car’s tires are traveling on a thin layer of water and not the road. This can even happen if you have new tires!
Hydroplaning is dangerous because you can lose control of your vehicle. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in this position:
- Remove your foot off the gas pedal
- Do not use your brakes
- Steer your vehicle in the direction you want it to go
- Do this until your car is controlled and back on the road
What tips are there for staying safe while driving in the rain?
If you notice heavy rains approaching and you are unfortunately on the road, immediately turn off your phone and radio. Heavy rains are loud and can impair your vision, so you need to take extra caution.
Turn your headlights on
Even if it is daytime, you need to turn your headlights this. This will help you see better and other cars to see you.
Keep a safe distance from other cars
Double up the distance you usually place between yourself and other cars. Keeping a safe distance from other cars will help you have more time to react in case of an accident.
There is no better time to adhere to speed limits than driving in rainy conditions. Driving too fast for weather conditions is dangerous, and can lead to fatal car accidents. Instead of driving at high speeds, just contact the person you are meeting with or your work to let them know you will be late.
Avoid driving when it’s raining
It is always best to avoid driving in the rain, but if you cannot do this, then avoid areas that are prone to flooding.
Visit one of our outlets to check your car’s equipment
CRS Automotive is a full-service car facility. When your car is giving you trouble you can be assured that CRS Automotive will be able to find the problem and fix it, quickly and for a reasonable price. Let us check your:
- Windscreen wipers
It’s important to drive safely in the rain because rainy conditions are a major cause of accidents. Visit CRS Automotive today to get your car checked out!