During the summer months in Kentuckiana, we are sometimes faced with unpredictable and dangerous weather. Summer storms can produce strong winds, rain, and hail, creating difficult and hazardous driving conditions. When you are driving in severe weather your full, undivided attention is always needed. Research reveals that the overall risk of a fatal car crash increases by about 34% during precipitation events in the contiguous United States. Here are some tips for driving in inclement weather.
- Always use your headlights when it is raining. Even if it is light outside, it is important to turn on your headlights if you are using your windshield wipers. This makes it easier for other drivers to see your car during heavy rain.
- When you are driving through the rain of any kind, hydroplaning is a risk. Unfortunately, it does not take much moisture for the roads to become slick and dangerous. To prevent this from happening, make sure you are reducing your speed whenever you are driving on wet roads.
- Windstorms can be unpredictable and dangerous for drivers. Strong gusts of wind can move your car around on the road, so keeping a strong grip on your steering wheel and your eyes on the road at all times is important.
- Anytime there is a storm or rain shower, it is important to leave extra room between you and any cars around you. Should you need to brake suddenly, you want to make sure that you have plenty of room in front of you in case you slide on the wet roads.
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Follow these tips if you find yourself on the road during a summer rain shower or storm. At Lawville, we understand that accidents happen when you are on the road. If you have been hurt in an accident, contact Kevin Crooks today to schedule a free consultation.