Driving in the rain

 

While Texans may not have to deal with the snowy conditions that some drivers struggle with each winter, here in Texas we face extremely erratic spring seasons, heavy on unexpected rain and even flooding.

 

As such, now is the perfect time to brush-up on your spring driving knowledge. Here are some safety tips for driving in the rain to get you started:

 

  • Wet roads can be just as slippery as icy roads, especially just after the rain starts. If you are behind the wheel when it begins to rain, be wary.
  • Whenever driving in the rain, always turn on your headlights for extra visibility, turn off cruise control, and increase your distance from other vehicles.
  • Though you can’t skip every puddle, try to avoid driving through larger puddles and never drive through a body of water if you cannot see the bottom of it.
  • Remember: just a foot of rushing water can be enough to sweep your car off the road.
  • Periodically check to make sure your windshield wipers are working properly – while the sun is still shining – and replace them when necessary.
  • Lastly, try to stay off the road when it’s raining, and keep your eyes peeled for flood watches and warnings.

 

For more safety tips, or to explore the latest line-up of weather-ready vehicles, contact us or visit us anytime at Roger Williams CDJR.