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10 Safety Tips on How to Drive When It’s Raining

2020 Driving Through the Rain

As a responsible motorist you will want to ensure you implement two critical elements that contribute to safe driving conditions. Those two critical elements include being in command of a roadworthy vehicle and observing all the safety rules of the road. These become even more relevant when driving in the rain. How do you drive safely in the rain? Here are 10 safety tips we would like you to consider.

It’s rainy season. If you find yourself in an accident, no worries, Spectrum Collision Center has got you covered. Contact one of our team members to hear more about the services offered right here at our center. Come on down and visit us today in Irvine, CA.

Safety Tips Every Motorist Should Observe On Slippery Road Surfaces

  1. Improve visibility

It is often found that wet weather drastically reduces a driver’s visibility of what is happening on the road. One way to counter this is to use the lighting system to advantage. By driving with the lights on, a driver can maintain better visibility and heighten the other drivers to his presence.

  1. Slow down driving speed

By slowing down you will reduce the need to brake heavily and suddenly. You will be better prepared to respond to adverse situations. Those of which speed makes it impossible to do.

  1. Efficient Braking System

The braking system is one of the top safety systems of a vehicle and should be checked routinely.

  1. Safe Tire Tread

To assist effective braking, the tire tread should meet industry regulations and be properly inflated. If you are not sure if your vehicle’s tires are as they hold be, have a professional auto technician inspect them.

  1. Avoid areas with standing water

In heavy downpours there is a greater likelihood there will be high levels of standing water on road surfaces. It is safer to avoid these routes if possible.

  1. Pay attention to weather updates

It is best to remain informed about weather conditions in the areas you will be travelling on.

  1. Check Windshield Wipers

Drivers rarely think about their windshield wipers except when they need them. Have yours inspected before the rainy season.

  1. Be Considerate

Courteous behavior on the road can improve the safety of all road users. One way is to be patient and give other drivers way if it is safe to do so.

  1. Clean Windows

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to see out of muddy and dirty windows. It doesn’t take much time to wipe them down before you get behind the wheel.

  1. Pull off the road in extreme wet weather

It is safer to stop at the side of the road when it is safe to do so, and to wait out the rain before driving in a storm.

Are you looking for a collision repair center in Irvine, CA? Make sure you visit Spectrum Collision in Southern California. You will find our central location near Lake Forest, CA, near Costa Mesa, CA and near Mission Viejo, CA.

 

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