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3 FAQ's About Driving in the Rain

3 FAQ's About Driving in the Rain

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 7-Dec-2015

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.

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