Tips For Driving During April Showers
The saying is April showers bring May flowers! Spring and the month of rain are here. While it is always preferred to stay home during wet road conditions, not everyone has that option. Stay smart on the rainy April days with these road safety tips!
Keep it Clean
While you should never have distractions while driving, it is especially important to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel when it's raining. One of the best ways to ensure you are not distracted is to have a clean car. Remove the clutter out of your car, have the exterior cleaned, and ensure your windshield wipers, taillights, turn signals, tire tread, and headlights are all in good working condition.
Drive on What You Know
Try to avoid taking detours or taking shortcuts down roads you are unfamiliar with. Avoid driving over bridges or low-lying areas that could have potential flooding. Taking main highways and freeways is best.
Don't Use Your Bright Lights
The obvious thing to do when you cannot see is to turn on your bright lights, right? Not always. During wet conditions, the bright light bounces off light, actually making it more difficult for both you and other drivers to see.
Slow and Steady
You've heard this one before - slow and steady wins the race! Accept that it's going to take you longer to get to your destination when it's raining. Plan to leave early and take your time on the way.
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