Wednesday, 8 July 2020

5 Safety Tips For Driving In Rainy Weather

1. 
Check your tyres

The condition of your tyres can make all the difference, especially during the rainy season! Tyres have been specially developed to give your vehicle a secure grip on the respective road. whether this surface is asphalt, mud or gravel. Treads or the “grooves” on the tyres are the mechanism behind this function. When driving through water or wet surfaces, the treads collect and distribute moisture.
This helps to keep the tyre dry and
to hold onto the surface it is on.

Tyres that are worn and smooth have no treads that offer less grip on the surface. This can result in skidding and give you less control over your vehicle when driving through rain and wet roads.

2. 
Inspect windshield wipers

Windshield wipers clean your windshield of dust, dirt, rain, water or other materials. However, the worn rubber on old wipers is not as effective as on new ones because the surface coverage is significantly less. This means that less material is removed per wipe.

In rainy weather, worn windshield wipers cannot clear your windshield of rainwater as quickly as it should, especially in heavy rain when your windshield wipers are at top speed. For this reason, it is important to change the windscreen wipers before and during the rainy season and to have them serviced.

Fortunately, replacing wipers is relatively inexpensive and can even be done at home to save additional costs.

3. 
Use De-Fogger

De-Fogger melts the precipitate that can cause your windows and screens to fog up. Many vehicles have this feature and it is very useful in heavy rain showers when the screens can fog up quickly. Foggy screens are not only a nuisance, they can quickly reduce your visibility and lead to incorrect averaging of the distances between you and objects / vehicles.

For best results, turn on your De-Fogger in time if you want to drive through heavy rain. Switch your De-Fogger on immediately if there is no occasional rain.

This reduces the likelihood of your screens becoming foggy, and also reduces potential fog more quickly.

NOTE: For older vehicles that may not have a nebulizer, keep a dry, clean piece of cloth nearby to wipe off any rain on the inside of your screens.

4. 
Use your headlights

Heavy rain can also significantly reduce visibility on the streets during the day. Indeed, heavy rains can create the illusion of a night time as the rain clouds obscure the sunlight. This makes driving through rain a dangerous task because there is less light for your way.

An important way to improve your visibility and make yourself more visible to other drivers is to put the headlights on the highest level. This not only illuminates your path, but also shows drivers your presence and enables them to measure the distance between your and your vehicle. This alleviates the number of accidents.


5. 
Avoid speeding

Perhaps the simplest and most important point is to avoid speeding! Even for the most experienced  drivers with a vehicle that is 100% functional, driving at high speeds due to heavy rainfall is still at risk of accidents. whether these accidents are caused by loss of control of the vehicle, vehicle failure, poor visibility or another vehicle. Always take external factors into account and take the safe route by driving at the speed limit.

LAST WORDS

Driving in the rain can be both scary and dangerous, and it's important to take wet weather seriously when you're out and about. There are many things you can do to make driving in the rain safer, including preparation by making sure your car is ready and you can always see properly. Above all, you have to drive according to the conditions and adjust some of your habits to avoid slipping, skidding or collision

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