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April Rains: 7 Things You Can Do To Stay Safe

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We all know the phrase ‘April Showers, Bring May Flowers.’ While it may be a while before those flowers show up, we first have to get those April Showers. How do you drive with all that water underneath your tires? Since your tires were not designed for cruising on the water, we have a few tips for you to stay safe on the road.

Driving in the rain can be challenging and requires extra caution to ensure your safety on the road. Here are some tips on how to drive in the rain:

  1. Slow Down: The road becomes slippery when it rains, and it takes longer to stop a car on wet surfaces. You should therefore reduce your speed and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  2. Turn on your headlights: Even during the day, turning on your headlights can help increase your visibility and make it easier for other drivers to see you.
  3. Maintain your windshield wipers: Make sure that your windshield wipers are in good working order. For clear vision, turn them on to remove rain from your windshield.
  4. Avoid sudden maneuvers: Avoid sudden turns or maneuvers, as they can result in a loss of control. Avoid sudden braking and drive smoothly.
  5. Avoid standing water: Try to avoid driving through standing water on the road, as it can be deeper than it appears and may cause your car to hydroplane.

    Hydroplane verb
    hydroplaned; hydroplaning; hydroplanes
    to skim on the water to skid on a wet surface (such as pavement) because a film of water on the surface causes the tires to lose contact with it

  6. Be aware of other vehicles: Keep an eye out for other vehicles, especially larger ones such as trucks, as their spray can reduce visibility for other drivers.
  7. Stay focused: Avoid distractions while driving in the rain, such as using your phone or adjusting the radio. Stay focused on the road and the driving conditions.

By following these tips, you can safely navigate through the rain and arrive at your destination without incident.

If you need assistance, be sure to call Speedy G Towing at 847-84401400 and we’ll be sure to help you in your time of need.

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