Driving is dangerous no matter what the weather may be. However, driving
conditions can become more hazardous when roads are wet and the weather
is rainy. As a result, many car accidents occur when roads become slippery.
In fact, research shows that ever year, over 700,000 accidents occur due
to raining weather.
To help you learn about driving in wet weather, we have answered three
frequently asked questions about driving in the rain:
1. What if a Road is Flooded?
In some areas, streets will become flooded if proper drainage systems do
not exist. If you see a flooded road, it is crucial you refrain from using
that street. Many people think their vehicles are tall enough or that
their tires have enough traction to travel on extremely wet roads. However,
many cars will start floating away, leaving the passengers inside at risk
for serious injuries.
2. What is Hydroplaning?
Hydroplaning occurs when tires lose traction. When this happens, the vehicle
will become extremely difficult to maneuver as it will be slipping. If
your vehicle begins to hydroplane, it is important to remain calm and
follow the instructions addressed in the following question.
3. What Should I Do if I Start to Hydroplane?
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, it is crucial you do not make any
abrupt driving maneuvers such as turning or braking suddenly. Braking
abruptly can cause your wheels to lock up, leaving you without any control
of the vehicle. Instead, take your feet of the control pedals, hold the
steering wheel straight, and wait until your tires regain traction with
the road before touching any control parts of the car.
We Provide Legal Advocacy on Behalf of Car Accident Victims
Have more questions about car accidents and your legal rights? Contact
our team today to speak with a team meber from The Dunnion Law Firm. We
will review your case free of charge.
Seek justice, and
contact our San Jose car accident attorneys today!