Avoiding your vehicle towed is always the best solution; getting from point A to point B and back to point A without hardship is the ultimate goal. When it comes driving in the rain, the conditions that drivers endure can be a bit of a challenge. Wet roads, low visibility, and other driver’s unpredictability, driving in the rain can be stressful. With unavoidable scenarios that exhibit hazardous conditions and not properly executed technique application for such problems, collisions with other drivers, objects or getting stuck off the side of the road are not unheard of. Because of the high levels of stress, simply applying your practiced procedures of traveling downhill on a slick road, which is crucial to avoid collisions with other vehicles or structures in your path can sometimes be forgotten.
Safety Trips During Rainy Season Weather
As a refresher of sorts, we at Citywide Towing would like to share some tips on driving in the rain to help you avoid requiring our services and saving you some headache.
1) Lit Headlights: Keep your headlights on, even during the daylight hours during a rainstorm. By turning on your lights you can improve your vision and see further down the road because of the decreased visibility the rain. Not only are you able to see a little better, but illuminating your vehicle makes you more obvious to other drivers as you are enveloped in shrouds of rain. Keeping the headlights on increases your safety while driving.
2) Slow Down and Maintain a Safe Distance: Lowering your speed down goes hand in hand with maintaining a safe distance. Your vehicle can easily hydroplane if you are traveling at high speeds when the roads get wet from the rain. To minimize the risk of swerving on the slick roads, keep your vehicle under 35 mph and be sure to make your turns with caution and reduce your speeds even more so. Keeping your speeds down is important when driving in the rain but also be sure you are more conservative with your following distance than you normally do. Brakes may not be as efficient as they are in normal weather conditions and if you should need to abruptly stop on a slick street, being too close can collide with a vehicle.
3) Inspect Your Vehicle Regularly: A good habit to be in, especially when it is raining, is check to make sure the featured equipment on your vehicle is operable. Your vehicle can be potentially dangerous on the slick roads if even the most minuscule component is faulty. At the minimum, assess the tires for adequate air pressure and any signs of potential damage simply because low pressure and worn tread can make your vehicle more likely to hydroplane. Check the windshield wipers, over time, they will deteriorate and defective wipers will only worsen the visibility.
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You can increase the safety on the wet roads during the rainstorms by applying the above mentioned steps to your driving and minimize the need for a tow or roadside assistance. In the event that you run into trouble Dallas, Texas, Citywide Towing is available 24/7 with emergency services and towing services to help get you out of a bind.