How to drive safe when is raining!
A. Keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times! Keep all distractions, such as cell phones, off and away from you. While focus to your front do Take a Look in Back View Mirror as well Right Hand side & Left Hand side so that you get an 360 degree over view what is happening around you.
B. Turn on your headlights when it is raining, even in broad daylight. This will make it easier for you to see what is in front of you.
C. Keep a minimum of five car length from the car in front of you. You never know what other drivers are going to do! If that feels too close or too far you can adjust as the situation requires.
D. Drive at or below the speed limit to the extent that you are comfortable with, and you can see far enough in front of you to appropriately make driving decisions.
E.Be aware that the maximum speed at which you can drive is DIRECTLY related to your tires. Be sure to know what their condition is in.
F. Be aware of hydroplaning. This is where your vehicle travels on top of the water and has NO or very little contact with the ground. Your traction is reduced significantly. To safely get out of a hydroplaning situation let off the gas and steer straight or slightly in the direction you must go. Do not make sudden motions and remain calm.
G. Avoid flooded roads. Never drive through standing or flowing water in a road way unless you have no choice or you are able to follow someone else to judge the depth of the water. Flooding the engine of your car can cause the engine to stall, and deep water can actually float your car and take it off the roadway.
H.Turn on the defroster if the windshield begins to fog.
I. Be aware that brakes can be affected by water. Wet drum type brakes are especially prone to decreased stopping power after driving through deep water.
J. Beware of driving in the rain, especially at night. Motorcycles or even other dark-colored cars can be camouflaged amongst glistening raindrops on side windows and mirrors.
A wise man once said: “Is better to prevent, then to treat!”