How to drive safely in the rain?

rainy night and bad visibility

Rain causes a few hazardous situations for driving:

  • Wet roads can be more dangerous at the start of the rain because the road surface will have the mixture of oil, fuel and water, which makes the road more slippery.
  • Slick and slippery roads
  • Decreased visibility
  • Increased chances of hydroplaning (skidding on the wet surface)

How can I drive safely in the rainy weather?

  • Use your low-beam headlights and windshield wipers every time it rains. (Never use your high-beam headlights because they will reflect on the wet surface and causes glare for upcoming drivers).
  • Keep your windshield and windows clear; weather conditions can make it more difficult to see if your vision is impaired by a dirty windshield.
  • Slow down and drive at a safe speed that matches the flow of traffic.
  • Keep more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Use your turn signals in advance so the vehicle behind you has more time to slow down.
  • Use your headlights at the appropriate times and the correct levels for visibility levels.
  • Avoid making sudden stops or turns.