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07/17/2018
While rainy summer days may be lovely, they can also be dangerous if you'll be driving around. To stay safe when the sky is falling down, follow the tips in this post by D&M Marketing, LLC in Covington.

How to Drive Safely When it Rains

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Maintain Your Vehicle Properly

You can't expect your vehicle to work great in the rainy conditions if you don't take proper care for it. Unresponsive brakes, bad tires, and a damaged engine could lead to disastrous situations, especially if the roads are wet. For that reason, you should make sure that your vehicle is getting the maintenance it requires. Take it to a mechanic to guarantee that this is the case.

Pay Attention to the Road

The slippery roads, the restricted visibility, the change in your vehicle's responses, among other elements, make driving during the rain an even more dangerous situation. For that reason, it becomes extremely important that you always pay attention to the road if it's raining, so you can react appropriately to unforeseen circumstances.

Employ the Windshield Wipers

An easy tip that can help you stay safe is to employ the windshield wipers to wipe away some of the rain water that falls on your vehicle. Doing so will allow you to clear your field of vision enough for you to be aware of what's happening on the road. Just be sure to check that the windshield wipers are in good shape before you head out.

Make Use of the Vehicle's Lights

Your vehicle's lights can do you a big favor if you're driving through a rainy day. For starters, they will help you see the road and objects around you better. Plus, they will help other drivers see you better, too. And, if you use your high beams, hazard lights, and blinkers effectively, you will increase your chances of staying safe significantly.

Defrost Your Windows

If you've ever driven on a rainy day before, then you're aware that your windows can get foggy because of the change in temperatures. This is bad news, since it makes seeing the road more difficult. To get rid of this problem, turn on the 'defrost' setting in your vehicle, so you can clear up some of the fogginess that's happening inside the car.

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Drive at a Slower Pace

When the roads are wet, driving fast can be incredibly reckless, since your tires could slip and your brakes may not respond as usual. For that reason, it is highly recommended that you drive around at a slower pace when the conditions are less-than-ideal, so you can remain as safe as possible.

Keep a Greater Distance

When the roads are wet, your tires don't have the same grip on them as they do when they're dry. This, as mentioned above, can mean that the brakes won't be able to slow down or stop your vehicle as they normally do. That's why, if it's raining, your best bet is to keep a greater distance between your vehicle and everything and everyone around it. This will, you'll give your brakes more of a chance to stop.

Try Not to Splash Others

If you've ever been splashed by another vehicle, then you know that not only is that extremely annoying, but it can be extremely dangerous as well. This is because, your vision is lessened by the splash, which could result in disastrous situations. This is why you shouldn't do it to other vehicles, either.

Avoid Flooded Areas

Flooded areas can be unsafe, since there are a couple of things that can go wrong in them. For example, your vehicle's components may get wet and stop working. Also, you could fall into a big pothole that's been covered by the water. Finally, if the current is strong enough, it may take your vehicle away. So, avoid flooded areas.

Find a Safe Space if Necessary

Lastly, if you're feeling unsafe because the rain is too intense or because you're nervous, then the best thing you can do is find a safe space where you can seek shelter. There, you can let the rain slow down, instead of putting your safety in peril.

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