May 30, 2018

What to remember when driving in wet conditions

As we’re getting closer and closer to Summer, we have to remember that with the sun more than likely in the UK comes the rain. And not just rain, but torrential rain. Here are some tips to keep you safe.

Your stopping distance is doubled
Remember that in wet conditions, the time it takes for your vehicle to come to a complete halt is double that of a dry condition. To compensate for this, try to increase the gap between you and the driver in front of you.
Unresponsive steering
Don’t worry if your vehicle becomes unresponsive and can’t turn. This more than likely means that there is a lot of water under your tyres, and they can’t grip the road. Try to ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.
Be vigilant
In treacherous conditions, remember that it’s not just you on the road. Some times you’ll struggle to keep spray and rain off the front window. Always keep your eyes open for other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Safe driving, from Brittania!