7 Things You Should Know About Driving In The Rain

Reduce Speed: Slow down and drive at a safe speed suitable for the wet road conditions, as rain reduces traction and increases the risk of hydroplaning.

Increase Following Distance: Maintain a greater following distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you to allow for more time to react and stop safely if needed.

Use Headlights: Turn on your headlights, even during daylight hours, to increase visibility for yourself and other drivers on the road.

Brake Smoothly: Brake gently and gradually to avoid skidding or locking up your wheels. If your car has antilock brakes (ABS), maintain steady pressure on the brake pedal.

Avoid Cruise Control: Avoid using cruise control in rainy conditions, as it can reduce your ability to react quickly to changes in road conditions and traction.

Stay Calm: Stay calm and focused while driving in the rain, avoiding distractions such as using electronic devices or engaging in activities that take your attention away from the road.

Turn Signals: Use your turn signals well in advance of turning or changing lanes to alert other drivers of your intentions, especially in reduced visibility due to rain.

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