Spring Showers: How to Handle Rain and Wet Road Conditions

As the old saying about Spring showers suggests, springtime driving can involve downpours, wet roads and standing water. In fact, most weather-related accidents happen on wet pavement and during rainfall. Here are a few tips for staying safe behind the wheel in wet, rainy conditions: 

  1. Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition, and that you have plenty of cleaning fluid. Poor visibility can lead to accidents. 
  2. In dark, rainy weather, be sure your lights are on. Not only will you be able to see better, other drivers will see you better, too.
  3. Keep a little more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Four to five seconds is a good rule of thumb. 
  4. Be alert and ready for debris in the roadway, such as downed trees or limbs, and for sudden spray from other vehicles.
  5. Never drive through standing water. It could cause you to hydroplane and lose control of your vehicle.
  6. If you come across a flooded road, turn around and use an alternate route. Don’t drive through water – it could be deeper than you think!
  7. If you come across a downed power line, DO NOT try to move the line. Stay well away and contact local authorities.

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April 30, 2024
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