How to Drive Safely in Rainy Conditions
In the Northwoods, we are accustomed to driving in snow. As the seasons change, we need to prepare for rainy conditions. Driving in rain, whether a sprinkle or a heavy downpour, can be difficult. Rainy conditions are directly associated with higher accident rates, so we thought knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affect the way your vehicle handles will help you drive safely.
Wait Until the Weather Improves if Possible
If you feel uncomfortable driving in the rain and can postpone your trip or commute, wait until the weather improves. There is no reason to put yourself in danger.
Double Check Your Car’s Equipment
Make sure that your car’s equipment is in working order before driving. Check your headlights, taillights and windshield wipers to make sure that they work efficiently. Also check the tread of your vehicle’s tires. Balding tires can severely reduce traction on wet roadways.
Not only should you adhere to the posted speed limit when driving in wet weather conditions, but you should also drive considerably slower than you normally would. Wet roads are dangerous, and your vehicle’s reaction time will be slower.
As always, we are here to help. Call us at (715) 369-1144 if you have any questions.