Safety Tips for Rainy Season!

Apr 20, 2012   //   by NG   //   Useful Travel Tips  //  1 Comment

In stormy conditions, it is more difficult to see other vehicles, road signs and the road itself. It is critical to make sure you can see and be seen. Even the best drivers can get a little nervous about driving in rain, but it can be a bigger challenge for older adults or people with disabilities, who may have slower reflexes and vision limitations. Being prepared and taking it slow can help you feel more secure on the road. They will help you get to your destination safely–and with your nerves intact.


Before You Go

  • Allow more travel time.
  • Make sure your car is in good condition, including the tires and windshield wipers.
  • Consider safety features such as stability control, traction control and all-wheel drive
  • Keep an emergency kit in the car at all times.

 

On The Road 

  • Slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.
  • Maintain proper following distance between the vehicles
  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.
  • Turn on your headlights; a good rule to follow to turn on your lights whenever you use your wipers.
  • Remember that wet roads are more slippery, so leave extra space between you and other cars.
  • If possible, stay in the middle lane.
  • Try to avoid pools of standing water; they could be hiding holes in the pavement.
  • Do not try to cross running water.
  • After driving through a puddle, tap your brake pedal to help dry your brake rotors. Avoid using your brakes; if possible, take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.
  • Look out for pedestrians.

Source: Fwd email

1 Comment

  • Very good website for people who want to learn on how to drive safely..

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