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3 Tips for Driving in Wet Conditions to Prevent Accidents

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rain-1No one truly enjoys driving in adverse weather conditions. Being close to the Gulf of Mexico, we’re no strangers to regular storms and wet roads. When the road is wet the probability of getting into a car accident rises.Hydroplaning and poor road conditions can be a leading cause of car wrecks and injury when the weather changes. If you’re hit by another vehicle when the road conditions are bad, contact the car accident attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers for help. In the meantime, remember these tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles for driving in wet conditions to help you avoid getting into a wreck.[grid_row_open class=”gradient-yellow”][grid_col_open class=”” palm=”100%” tablet=”100%” desktop=”100%” center=””]

Use Common Sense

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Many aspects of driving involve using common sense. To drive safely, you need to be able to see the road. If fog or rain hinder your ability to see the road more than a few feet in front of you, you probably shouldn’t be driving. Pull over and put on your hazards. If you can get to some place safe outside your car, do. This is in case your car is hit by another vehicle that can’t see the road either.

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Test the Road

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Whenever you are driving in adverse weather conditions, take the time to test the road while you’re still in a parking lot or low-traffic side road. This means that you pick up a little speed and then press on the brakes quickly if you feel like you can do so safely. The way your car reacts to the road and whether you lose traction or not is an excellent way to tell how bad the roads are. This will give you an indicator of the best driving techniques to use.

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Use Extra Caution

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It should go without saying, but it’s important to use extra caution on wet roads. It may be harder to get going and stop when there is excess water on the roads. You should always drive slower, have your headlights on, and leave plenty of distance between you and other drivers when you are in adverse weather conditions.

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With these tips, you will be better prepared to drive in adverse weather conditions, protecting yourself and others on the road.