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Driving in the Rain

It rains pretty much everywhere. Some places more than others. How should you adjust your driving to avoid an accident? Here are some helpful tips:

Slow down. You should drive considerably slower in the rain, because wet roads can be very dangerous. Your vehicle’s ability to react slows when it’s raining.

Don’t tailgate. It will be more difficult for your vehicle to stop when it’s raining.

Be aware of standing water. Hydroplaning can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Drive around large puddles and take your foot off the gas when hydroplaning. Steer in the direction the front of your car needs to go.

Avoid sudden braking. Try to remove your foot from the accelerator earlier than normal. This will help you avoid slamming on the brakes and skidding on slick surfaces.

Use your headlights. Not only will this make it easier for you to see, it will make it easier for other drivers to see you.

Use your wipers. While this seems like common sense, some people forgot to turn on their windshield wipers during a storm. You can also use products to help rain sheet off your windshield easier.

Wait for better weather. If at all possible, wait to make your trip when the weather clears.

Stay safe out there!

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