We all love to drive cars, but driving in rains??? Well we need to be utmost carefull. You may be the best driver but its always good to being prepared and taking it slow when driving on wet roads.
Firstly try avoiding driving in heavy rains. Plan your trip and leave well in advance so that one does not need to push the accelerator pedal hard. Check your wiper blades, replace old or brittle wipers. Check your tyres for good tread as it will help grip roads better.
- Drive slowly as It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.
- Donot drive at the edges of the road as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
- Maintain a good distance from the vehicle ahead and this needs to be increased in wet weather.
- Don’t follow large trucks or busses too closely. As the spray created reduces your vision.
- Watch out for brake lights in front of you.
- Avoid using your brakes; if possible, take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.
- Turn your headlights in foggy or overcast conditions so that others can easily see your vehicle.
- Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it; your car could be swept off the road and while driving through puddles go slow as we cannot judge the depth of the puddle.
- Defog your windows as rain will cause the windshield to fogup, switch on the defrosters and air-conditioning.
- Dry your brakes after driving through standing water. This can be done by applying the brakes lightly to dry them.
- Look out for pedestrians and avoid splashing on pedestrians.
- Avoid using cruise control.
- Service your car at regular interval and use genuine parts only.