Have you been so prepared for driving in the snow, that you’ve forgotten how to drive in the rain? Now that spring is finally upon us, spring showers are soon to follow.
Don’t get stuck this year; prepare yourself with these rain driving tips:
- If it begins to rain while you are driving, slow down. The roads are most slippery just shortly after rain begins.
- Increase the distance between your car and the other cars around you, in case you or one of the other drivers needs to stop quickly.
- Avoid using cruise control while it’s raining, which may contribute to hydroplaning.
- If your car does begin to hydroplane, do not slam on the brakes, which will only cause them to lock up.
- Lastly, never drive through standing water. Just 12 inches of water is enough water to force your car to lose traction with the road.
And if you find yourself stuck, with your car floating in the middle of freshly formed body of water, abandon your car and seek shelter!