More Tips For Driving In Hazardous Conditions

Rain makes the flowers bloom and grass grow tall and green, but it also makes driving more difficult and dangerous. Driving in wet weather contributes to more than 1 million accidents per year. Can you believe that? Here are some tips just in case Weezy makes it rain.

Got a handful of stacks, better grab an umbrella.
Got a handful of stacks, better grab an umbrella.
Your goal when driving in wet weather is to see and to be seen clearly. Both of these things are very important. In order to do this, here are some things you should do:

Make sure your windshield wipers are clean and don’t leave streaks. If they are leaving streaks, take a rag and wipe them off.

Yep, looks good.
Yep, looks good.

Check your headlights, brakes, and turn signals to make sure they’re working (psst, you’ll need someone’s help to check your brake lights). It’s SUPER important to turn your headlights on when you turn your windshield wipers on. You may be able to see everyone else, but you also have to make sure that they can see you.

Next, check your tire tread. If you stick a penny in upside down, you shouldn’t be able to see the very top of Lincoln’s head. If you can, it’s time to change your tires. You also want to make sure they’re at the recommended PSI for your tire, so check them monthly.In wet weather, you want to drive slower than normal. You also want to avoid sharp turns, don’t brake too hard, and try not to accelerate too quick. All of these things can cause you to skid, so be careful.Make sure you’re only doing one action at a time. Braking, turning, and accelerating should be separate – brake, then turn, then accelerate. Give yourself extra time to complete each action, especially braking.