6 Dos and Don’ts of Driving in the Rain
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Learn the Right Way to Drive When Rain Is Pouring Down
Driving in the rain is different compared to driving in dry conditions. Wet roads can be dangerous and you’ll likely have lower visibility, especially when it’s raining hard.
As a driver, it’s your responsibility to know how to adjust the way you drive depending on the weather. The last thing you’d want is to get in an accident because you weren’t being careful enough.
It can be a scary experience to drive during a heavy downpour. Handling your vehicle would be a bit harder than usual. Your braking would be affected, your tires could lose traction, and you might not be able to see anything except a few feet in front of you.
Since rain makes driving extra challenging, you need to be fully aware of how you can drive safely when the rain starts falling. Here are six do’s and don’ts of driving in the rain:
1. Do check your tires.
Bald tires and wet roads are a terrible combination. Check the treads of your tires, making sure they’re not yet due for replacements.
2. Do check your wiper blades.
Check your wipers for any tears. Worn-out wiper blades won’t be able to effectively push water away, messing up your visibility when it rains.
3. Don’t turn on your hazard lights.
Hazard lights are for warning other motorists of a hazard on the road and not to make sure you’re visible during the rain.
4. Don’t drive through flooded areas that you’re not familiar with.
If you’re not familiar with the area you’re in and there’s a flooded section in front of you, it’s best to find a different route. You don’t want to end up with a flooded engine because you judged the water depth incorrectly.
5. Do drive defensively.
It’s always best to practice defensive driving whenever it rains. Slow down and be more alert than usual to avoid accidents.
6. Don’t be a jerk.
Motorists and pedestrians have a hard time every time it rains. Don’t add to their troubles by cutting off other drivers, splashing pedestrians with water, or speeding through like it isn’t even raining.
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