While rain makes the weather pleasant, it still brings with it many consequences. The roads get wet, and the driving conditions are not ideal. Because of this, many car accidents occur. However, it is essential to be responsible if roads are wet, so you don’t get into a car accident. Here are some important driving tips that you should follow for wet road safety.
Safe Driving Tips
Keep Safe Distance
Always keep a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you. Wet roads require that distance to be greater than dry roads. A greater stopping distance is to protect yourself and the person in front of you. With any sudden stop, you need to control the car whatever the road conditions. Not maintaining a safe distance, can result in a rear end collision due to skidding on the wet road. Avoid this by driving reducing speed and keeping a safe distance.
Keep Tires In Check
Many people get into accidents because the tires have worn treads, or they don’t have the proper air pressure. Keeping your tires in tip-top shape is why this is one of the most important driving tips for your safety. Perform regular checks on your tires by checking the tread wear. As a general rule of thumb, your tires’ treads have to be 1/16th of an inch deep to give you the traction you need on wet roads. (A quick test is the Penny test.) Apart from that, it is essential to perform a routine air pressure check and give your tires the maintenance they need every month. This way, they won’t wear and tear so easily.
Keep Headlights On
In such weather, you should keep your headlights on even during the day. Headlights need to be on so other people on the road cans see your car, and you can see theirs. It will give you and others the safety you need on a wet road.
Never Slam Brakes
Don’t ever slam the brakes on a wet road. Wet roads reduce friction and this action may lead to you losing control of the car and crashing. Always brake slowly on a wet road. Keeping a safe distance is vital in wet conditions to brake completely without hitting another vehicle.
Contact Unlimited Recovery and Towing
Any harsh weather condition calls for you to adjust your driving by following these driving tips. Road safety is no joke and should be taken seriously at all times. If you get stuck during such a situation and need a towing service, please contact us. Call Unlimited Recovery and Towing at 919-790-9393.