Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tips For Driving In The Rain

What makes driving in the rain more dangerous?
A wet road causes your tyres to lose traction, making skidding more likely, especially when braking. It is also harder to see the road ahead of you as visibility is decreased and your headlights appear dimmer.It also seems that all the crazy drivers seem to come out in the wet weather too!
Tips for safer driving
* Do not use cruise control in the wet. Your foot will be away from the pedals, your focus will not be on braking and accelerating and if you start to skid the car may actually accelerate.
* Be extremely careful if it hasn’t rained in quite some time. Engine oil and petrol can build up overtime. The first few hours of rain are the most dangerous, as continuous rainfall will eventually wash away the oil.
* Don’t attempt to cross running water, try an alternate route or turn around and go back the way you came.
* After you cross a puddle, tap on your brake pedal lightly to dry off some of the water on your rotors.
* Don’t follow the car in front of you too closely. If they hit a pothole or deep water you will have time to react.

What are your driving in the rain tips?

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