Top 3 Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain
Fall is here, and with the change in season comes a change in weather. While most of us are hanging on to these last couple weeks of decent weather, we all know what’s coming in our province. Winter is coming. When the rain starts coming down, be sure to practice safe driving. While we at City Wide Towing enjoy getting out into the field to help people get out of a jam, most people want to avoid the call to the towing company.
Driving in the rain can be dangerous if not done properly. Between the slick road, hydroplaning, and other vehicles there is a lot to be aware of. We’re going to give you the top 3 tips for driving safely in the rain.
Turn On Your Headlights
As a towing company, one of the first things we advise drivers is to turn on your headlights even if it’s in the middle of the day. Rain is known to hinder visibility of yourself and other drivers, therefore having the extra light can’t hurt.
Keep A Safe Distance and SLOW DOWN!
A common result of heavy rainfall is sliding when braking. This leads to accidents, and when it’s raining the last thing you want to do is wait for your local towing company to get you out of trouble. Keeping a safe distance allows room for sliding or hydroplaning. Moreover, slowing down a bit and taking your time will highly reduce the chances of sliding around.
Be Proactive With Your Vehicle
One of the worst things that can happen in the rain is a vehicle breakdown. If your car has faulty parts or the windshield wipers are worn out, driving in the rain becomes much more dangerous not only for yourself, but for others as well.
Remember that just because you’re following these tips doesn’t mean other drivers are! Always be aware of your surroundings. If you find yourself in an unexpected situation, call City Wide Towing, your local towing company.