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2 good tips for driving in heavy rain

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

While the weather in Florida is usually nice, there are days when torrential downfalls plague everyone. Some people can avoid having to drive in heavy rainfall but this isn’t always possible. If you have to drive, make sure you think carefully about using proper safety tips. 

One of the most important things to remember is that you should take your time when it’s raining. It takes longer to stop when the road is slick, and some drivers might have trouble steering in the rain. 

Use the proper equipment

You need to turn on the windshield wipers to help give you a clear line of sight. Additionally, turn on the vehicle’s lights so people around you can see. Don’t ever use bright beams in the rain because they will reflect off the water droplets, which may result in a driver being unable to see due to the blinding light. 

Stay out of puddles

Water covering the roadway is very dangerous. It only takes about three inches of water to have a negative impact on the way the vehicle’s tires connect with the roadway. This can lead to you losing control due to hydroplaning. If you start to hydroplane, steer your vehicle in the direction of the skid to help you regain control. 

Even if you’re driving safely, you may still be struck by another driver. This may lead to you needing considerable medical care, which is costly. Seeking compensation for the damages associated with the crash is possible if negligence, recklessness, or intentional action is the root cause of the crash. Florida law sets a time limit on these cases, so don’t delay getting it filed. 

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