5 Tips for Safe Driving in Rainy Weather
No matter how long you’ve been driving, it’s helpful to review the measures you can take to protect yourself, your passengers, and your fellow travelers during a storm. Rainy weather increases roadway dangers, but there is a lot that you can do in order to minimize the risks posed by rain:
- Slow down. Different amounts of rain require different speed adjustments, but it’s always safer to go a bit slower than what you think is necessary. Remember that roads may be slickest at the beginning of a rainfall, even if the rain isn’t coming down hard.
- Be visible. If you drive a vehicle that doesn’t have automatic daytime headlights, remember to switch them on when the weather turns bad.
- Be careful. Use extra caution if you have to apply the brakes or change lanes. Signal well in advance if you are going to switch lanes and give other drivers extra room for braking.
- Be a cautious follower. If you cannot see the road, slow down considerably. Follow the taillights in front of you if possible, but not too closely.
- Be prepared. Periodically check your wipers to make sure they are functional and replace blades when necessary.
Following these tips will increase the chance that you and your family will be safe during stormy weather, however you can’t be sure that other drivers are being equally as responsible. If a negligent driver caused an accident that you were involved in during a rain storm, call the Kenosha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.