Driving In Rain
Driving In Rain
Tips for Driving In Rain

img-52.jpg Slow Down. When water mixes with the oil and dirt on the road it can create slick conditions that encourage skidding. The best way to avoid losing control of your vehicle is to slow down.

img-52.jpg Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

img-52.jpg Maintain proper following distance. This needs to be increased in wet weather. Make sure if the vehicle in front of you comes to a sudden stop, you have enough space to brake to a stop without skidding. 

img-52.jpg Avoid Sudden Movements. Be gentle and progressive when steering, accelerating and braking on wet roads. Do not accelerate quickly after stopping. Apply gentle pressure to your accelerator to avoid skidding.

img-52.jpg When driving through a puddle of uncertain depth, go slow. If it's deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route. Deep water can cause serious damage to a modern car's electrical system.

img-52.jpg Check Your Tyre Tread and Air Pressure. Make sure your tyres have enough tread depth. The deeper the tread the less likely the car is to skid or aquaplane. If they are excessively worn, avoid driving in wet weather. Make sure your tyres are adequately inflated by referring to the air pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer.