Driving in the rain results in additional stress for a lot of drivers. The lack of visibility makes it more difficult for drivers to see the road ahead, and the chances of being injured in a Virginia Beach car accident increase significantly.
Seven Safety Tips for Driving while It Is Raining
Driving in the rain does not have to be that scary. That is why we have put together a list of seven safety tips to help keep you safe in wet road conditions:
- Keep your headlights on. Whether driving at night or during the day, you should always keep your headlights on when it is raining. This will help make it easier for you to see the road ahead of you as well as make it easier for other motorists to see your vehicle.
- Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. It is time to replace your windshield wiper blades when they begin to streak or lose their effectiveness. In addition, always ensure that your windshield is clean.
- Avoid flooded roads and standing water. Driving through deep water can result in your engine stalling. The last thing you want is to become stranded in standing water or be swept off the road by flowing water. Water is more powerful than you might think.
- Make sure both hands are on the steering wheel at all times. This will help you respond to sudden road hazards. You want to make sure you have complete control of your vehicle at all times. This also includes staying away from driving distractions such as using your cell phone and adjusting radio dials.
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles. A vehicle slowing or stopping ahead of you suddenly can cause you to slam into the rear of that vehicle. You should keep at least a five-car length from any vehicle ahead of you.
- Avoid sudden lane changes. Though you may have complete control of your vehicle, a sudden lane change can result in someone else losing control of their vehicle. Avoid sudden lane changes, and always use your turn signals when changing lanes or turning.
- Avoid speeding. Speeding is the number-one cause of car accidents, especially while it’s raining. Never exceed the posted speed limit, especially when the roads are wet. You may even consider driving below the speed limit.
If You Are Injured
If your injuries are the result of another driver’s negligence, you might be able to hold that driver liable for your damages. At Tavss Fletcher, our number-one goal is to get you the medical help you need and the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident, call a Virginia Beach car accident attorney at Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214. We can help you start building your case today.