Drive Safely in Wet Weather

Spring brings plenty of showers to southeastern Indiana, so it’s a good time to review strategies for driving safely in wet weather.

DSCN6133Visibility

Heavy rains can cause poor visibility, making it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles as well as obstructions in the road such as fallen trees and branches. This can be a recipe for disaster when you’re behind the wheel.

Avoid driving in severe weather whenever possible. If you must drive in heavy rain, be sure that your headlights are on to help other drivers see your vehicle. Allow extra space between your car and the vehicles on the road ahead of you to allow for more time to react.

Hydroplaning

Be prepared for hydroplaning in rain and anytime the road is wet. If you are driving too fast in wet weather, your automobile’s tires may fail to grip the surface of the road, which makes steering and braking very challenging. Reducing your speed is the best way to prevent your car from hydroplaning. Avoid using cruise control in rainy weather.

If You Skid, Don’t Panic

If you feel your car begin to skid in wet weather conditions, don’t panic. Continue to steer your vehicle in the direction you want it to go. Avoid slamming on the brakes, as this will cause you to lose control.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.

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