6 tips on how to drive safely in the rain
The rainy season is back and as unpredictable as ever, it could be sunny one minute then storming the next. As motorists we all know that driving while its raining is one of the toughest things to do here in the Metro, here are some tips on how to drive safely during the downpour.
1. Use your wipers Chalk
this up to common sense, but its more than just using your wipers its also making sure that whole system is performing properly. You might have to replace old wipers that are old as they might break apart upon usage or worse instead of clearing your windscreen for better vision, it might just blur it. Also make sure you have washer fluid in case you have to wash off any unwanted debris from the windscreen.
2. Turn on your lights
Its not to improve your vision although it might help a bit, its more for the benefit of other motorists and people so they know where you are. The headlights will help oncoming traffic spot you, while the taillights will help people behind you gauge their distance from you.
3. Drive slowly
When rain hits the road it brings out oil, tar and grime towards the surface creating a slippery thin sheet between the road and your tires. Meaning, if you had to suddenly break hard or change direction, you’d most likely lose traction which could lead to an accident.
4. Do not drive with your hazard lights on
A lot of social media attention has been given to this lately, because motorists still insist on doing this. The bright flashing lights cause glare and can blind other motorists who are behind you, not to mention the fact that these lights are only supposed to be used for stationary vehicles to let others know and to avoid you. Also using the hazard lights while driving causes confusion because other motorists don’t know if you’re about to change lanes.
5. If its too bad out there, wait it out
Unless its really important for you to venture out there, you might as well wait it out indoors for better driving conditions. The rain always gives an unpredictable driving experience that could be dangerous, remember! It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry when your safety is on the line.
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drive safely in the rain
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