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Driving during Rainy Weather: Things to look out for

Driving during Rainy Weather: Things to look out for

It can be cumbersome to drive during sudden downpours and wet road conditions. Rainy weather is one of the most challenging driving conditions for motorists everywhere and accounts for many driving-related flood fatalities. Therefore, exercising caution while driving in the rain is essential. Here are some helpful rain driving tips for you to drive safely in the event of a sudden downpour.

 

Clean Car in Good Condition

Clean Car in Good Condition

 

Rains can affect your visibility while driving, and it helps to keep your car clean, so it doesn’t impede your sight. Make sure to clean the insides and the outsides of windows and windshields, and check if there’s any wear and tear on the windshield wiper blades. Keeping the car’s interior dry during rainy weather is vital. You can turn on the A/C while driving to avoid fogging the inside glass.

 

Moreover, check the headlights, taillights, and turn signals before you drive the car daily. In places with extreme weather conditions, the wipers wear out faster. So, it’s best if you opt for a wiper refill annually.

 

Check the Tires and Brakes

Check the Tires and Brakes

 

Check the tire treads regularly, as the tires should have lots of treads and proper inflation. Make sure not to overinflate them. After driving through a wet spot or a puddle, gently tap the brake pedal as it helps dry the rotors.

 

Slow Down and Keep Your Distance

 

It’s a good idea to leave around five seconds of driving distance between your vehicle and the front one. Don’t try to stick to the speed limit during wet weather, and slow down whenever needed. Also, don’t use cruise control and avoid hydroplaning, as that would cause you to lose control over your vehicle. Keeping a safe distance from large vehicles and trucks is vital as their tires can splash on your vehicle, blurring your vision. If you have no choice but to pass them, do so quickly and safely.  

 

Lights On

Lights On

 

One essential factor to remember is to turn on the lights during rain. As a rule, when the wipers are on, the headlights must be too. The lights aren’t just for you to see clearly but for the other drivers to take notice of your car during poor visibility. Avoid high beams, though, as that could be distracting and blind other drivers.

 

Avoid Puddles

Avoid Puddles

 

Don’t cross through puddles or running water, as the water could be moving with force, and there are chances the current could sweep away your vehicle. Avoid going in deep waters, as it can make you lose control of your vehicle or stall its engine.

 

We hope this guide has helped you learn how to drive in the rain safely and feel more in control. Stay cautious and calm as a motorist, and if you need to stop due to zero visibility or any other reason, find a safe spot to pull over. Always turn on the hazard lights so the other drivers can notice you, and wait until you can safely resume driving. As far as possible, avoid unnecessary trips in bad weather and stay off the roads.

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