Singing in the rain is fun but driving isn’t so much fun. The rainy season is characterized by slippery roads, pot holes, traffics etc.
Most accidents during the raining seasons are often times fatal. Here are a few tips to driving safely in the rain.
1. Turn on your headlights. Rain impedes visibility. By turning on your headlights, other drivers are more likely to see your car.
3. Slow down to avoid hydroplaning. At speeds as low as 35 miles per hour, tires can lose contact with the roadway during a rainstorm.
2. Beware of hydroplaning. That’s the technical term for what occurs when your tires are getting more traction on the layer of water on the road than on the road itself—the result is that your car begins to slide uncontrollably.
If you start to hydroplane, let off the accelerator slowly and steer straight until you regain control.
3. Turn off cruise control. Many people drive subconsciously and out of habit. Drivers need to stay alert and focused on what’s going on around them.
Aside from the right attitude, awareness and driving skills, it’s also important to understand that every motorist shares his own battle on the road. So before you take the wheel, a quick prayer could save the lives of many people.
Finally, it’s always the driver’s fault. The truth is you can’t control the actions of other drivers on the road. However, becoming a defensive and safer driver can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.