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Inspect Your Vehicle

Rainy weather can decrease the visibility as you drive. So you will want to make sure the windshield wipers are in the best condition. They will move away any precipitation that you will have on the windshield. You will also want to make sure that the vehicle has been to regular maintenance tune-ups. This will help ensure everything under the hood is working. Also the tires should be inspected. The tread is important because it will help grip the road if it is wet or slick. If you feel the vehicle sliding, make sure to have the tires and tread wear checked on them. Doing so will also help to improve the handling of your vehicle when you drive.

Adjust your Driving Based on the Conditions

When traveling on wet, slick roads, or through areas of standing water, make sure you drive with caution. You can adjust your driving habits based on the condition of the road or weather.You will first want to make sure you slow down. With poor weather, your reaction time can diminish as well. You will need more time to slam on the brakes and stop if something jumps in front of you. Also do not follow the vehicle in front of you as close. When the weather is less than ideal, your stopping time will increase. You will want to drive at a speed you are comfortable with, because this helps you maintain control of the vehicle. It is also beneficial to check the weather before you travel, so you know what is happening and what might happen.

 

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