Driving in the rain can be a scary thing and in the night, it is even worse. It is difficult to see out of the window and the other car’s lights seems to make it worse. Especially when you begin to hydroplane! Here are some tips to avoid getting into an accident while it’s raining.
- First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather
- Stay toward the middle lanes – water tends to pool in the outer lanes
- Drive on the tracks of a vehicle ahead of you
- Don’t follow large trucks or buses too closely. Their tiers splash water that ultimately obstructs your vision
- Be more alert . Watch out for brake lights in front of you
- Turn your headlights on even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions
- Replace old or brittle wipers
- Avoid off-road driving
- Never drive beyond the limits of visibility
- Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it; your car could be swept off the road
- When driving through a puddle of uncertain depth, go slow. If it’s deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route
- If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms
- If possible, go for Car Pool approach
- Always stay in touch with Weather page / radio channel / news bulletin
Before You Move!
- Make sure that your vehicle parts / accessories are in working condition
- Make sure that you have enough Fuel in your fuel tank
Electricity Safety Tips too…
- Stay away from electricity poles, PMTs and Sub Stations.
- Stay away from accumulated water around electrical installations
- Don’t attempt to repair electrical system or pull tree limbs off lines.
- Portable generators should be installed separately from service connection.
- Isolate entire office electrical service lines before switching on Electric Generator.
- Don’t touch wet electrical switches.
- Do not touch switches on poles for street lights
- Do not tie motorcycles or bicycles to electricity poles