Puddles on roadways are often underestimated and are always prone to pose danger to drivers because it is more difficult to gauge the depth of such water bodies. Even the best drivers feel nervous to drive on a rainy day, but it can be a bigger challenge for senior citizens and disabled persons (who may have slower reflexes and vision limitations). However if you follow below tips and techniques, you will mostly prevent accidents and you will drive safely in the wet weather.
- Before starting your car, you had better check the condition of the car. If the condition of the car is not well, don’t drive or replace the items (which can be replaceable by you) otherwise it will be an added problem to the risky heavier rains. For example, tires, wipers, wipe blades can be changed by you.
- Be careful while driving in the first few hours of a rain because when the oil fell over from the vehicles on the road is added to the rain water, the road becomes sticky. This stickiness may sometimes lead to many accidents.
- Never drive beyond the limits of visibility.
- Whenever road is wet, you had better drive at a slower pace than normal because rushing equals higher risk.
- Maintain defrosters functioning in rain because the windows will be covered by fog when it is raining.
- Brake earlier with less force and also take turns or curves with less speed so that your intentions will know to the other drivers on the road.
- When you are driving, if you find out that the water is coming to the bottom of the doors, you had better go in another route.
- Never attempt to drive your car in running water.
- Turn on the headlights because it will help you to see on the road as well as others to see you that your car is in-front of them.
- While driving, always watch out for pedestrians.
- When you are driving on the road, always give the extra space to the large vehicles like trucks or buses because they create enough spray on your car.
- Always keep an emergency kit with you when you are driving. Kit includes the tools like road flares, a flash light, jumper cables, a quart of oil, multipurpose tool and extra fuses.
These tips are helpful while driving.