driving in the rainHow To Drive in The Rain – The Safe Way

Driving in the rain in Beckenham is always a bit of a challenge, but if you have these essential tips to stay safe, it will be even easier! In this article, we’ll tell you how to prepare for driving in the rain, what to do while on the road, and what steps it’s important to take when you arrive at your destination.

Safety Checks Before Your Journey

Before setting off, check your windscreen wipers and ensure they are in good working order as this will help you to see clearly on the road. If your windscreen is dirty, try and keep up with the cleaning so that it does not interfere with visibility. Ensure all windows are free from obstructions such as leaves or insects which could hamper driving safety and cause poor vision while driving in wet conditions. Make sure your car has enough fuel because stopping at a petrol station may not be possible. Also, don’t forget to check your tyres are fully inflated to the correct pressure.

If you are driving on a wet road, take your time and be patient with our preparation. Ensure your windscreen wipers and front and rear demisters are turned onto their appropriate setting so that there is no mist forming on the inside of the window while driving in heavy rain conditions. Furthermore, always check traffic before changing lanes as it may not be possible to see clearly due to adverse weather conditions such as foggy roads. If visibility is extremely poor then try and park up somewhere safe until conditions improve but this

Switch Your Headlights On

Switch on your headlights and reduce speed in wet conditions. -Be aware of deep water; don’t drive through it because that can lead to hydroplaning (which could result in loss of control over the vehicle). Hydroplaning can occur when your vehicle’s tyres are no longer touching the road due to deep water. This can easily be avoided by reducing speed and being aware of your surroundings when it is wet out, but if hydroplaning has happened here are some tips to help you recover control over your vehicle again:

Do not brake immediately as this will make things worse, instead try easing off the gas and slowing down gently. Turn at a steady rate – do not take sharp turns or else this could lead to losing complete control over your vehicle! If necessary ease off on the gas pedal while steering through any puddles so water does not get thrown up inside under-body components which usually sit right above where transmission fluid meets engine oil (the other fluids shift around with heat). Try accelerating gently after hitting the drier tarmac and regain control of the car gradually.

Keep Your Distance

While increasing following distance for poor weather conditions is always good advice regardless of whether or not there are other vehicles involved, this is especially true during a downpour. The first thing that needs to be done after turning into precipitation is to slow down! Slowing reduces stopping distance by up to nine times depending on vehicle speed. Remember, in wet weather your following distance should double to a 4 second gap. If possible maintain both lane position and velocity until visibility improves; don’t allow yourself to get stuck behind someone who has slowed significantly due to the bad weather ahead. So, by following these simple tips, driving in the rain should become safer and less stressful.

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