Driving in the rain can be difficult for almost every driver. In fact, the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) states that “the vast majority of most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall.”
Some things you can do to avoid a potential weather-related crash are:
- Slow down and give yourself space between other vehicles.
- Use your low beam headlights to help you to see better and to make yourself more visible to other drivers.
- Ensure that your windshield wipers are in good condition. This is very important as visibility is already bad with rain.
- Tire health is also very important. Bad tires can lead to your car sliding and potentially skidding. Check your tread depth and tire pressure regularly.
If you still don’t feel safe about driving in the rain, then postpone your outing if possible.