To improve safety when driving in wet weather:
- Make sure your windscreen is kept clean inside and out.
- Ensure your windscreen wipers are in good condition.
- Turn your headlights on to low beam.
- Drive in the tracks of the car in front of you.
- Don’t follow large trucks too closely. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass do so quickly and safely.
- Avoid using your brakes; if possible, take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.
- Use your air conditioner to prevent your windscreen from fogging up. No air conditioner, use the heater demister and if necessary open the windows slightly.
- Avoid off-road driving: it’s hard to judge the actual depth of puddles and you can easily become stuck, even in an SUV.
- When driving through a puddle of uncertain depth, go slow. If it’s deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route. Deep water can cause serious damage to a modern car’s electrical systems.
- Avoid splashing pedestrians.
- If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms. Large flashes of lightning can temporarily blind and disorient drivers, and the accompanying high winds and heavy rain can create deadly driving conditions
Remember it takes much longer to stop when the road is wet. Increase the gap between you and the car in front from 2 seconds to 4 seconds
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