At this time of year, you can expect more than the occasional rain shower. Here are some weather driving tips to keep you safe on the road.
- Be Prepared – exercise precaution by checking tires for grip and windshield wipers for optimal visibility.
- Reduce your speed – drivers are at risk for hydroplaning at speeds more than 30 miles per hour resulting in loss of tire traction during wet conditions.
- Know how to respond to skid – avoid slamming on the breaks as this would worsen the vehicle’s balance making it difficult to control.
- Avoid cruise control – in wet conditions the chance of losing control of the vehicle can increase when in cruise control.