Rainy Day Driving Reminders for Hudson Valley Drivers
April showers bring May flowers but let's face it rain on the road can bring driving frustrations and accidents, besides it is only March. We have two more weeks before we have to be thankful for the rain and between now and then we could get some rain that could cause problems for our travels.
Over the next 14 days, it is predicted that we could see rain during four of them, which means about 25 percent of the time over the next two weeks we may be driving in rain. Rain is pretty much what makes up most spring weather. So I thought this would be a good time to review Tips for Driving in the Rain.
Driving-Test.org has 10 tips that we should keep in mind while hitting the road in the rain and the first one on the list is waiting until the weather improves. If you can do that it is a wonderful option. But if you can't you are definitely going to want to consider the other 9 tips.
A few things that you should keep top of mind on rainy roads is to avoid heavy braking, like on ice or snow, jamming on the brake could cause you to lose control of the car. You also want to make sure all your equipment in the car is working properly like headlights and wipers.
Another very important tip is to avoid standing water. Driving your car through any kind of water can be bad for your car. It can also be bad for you. You don't know what is under the water. The roadway may be compromised leading to you getting stuck in the water in your car.
Take it from me you don't want to be the person standing on the roof of your car waiting to get rescued in the pouring rain. It has never happened to me mostly because it happened to a friend and her story was so dramatic I swore to never cross a water-covered road again.
Stay safe and stay dry. Remember those May flowers are going to be worth all that Spring rain.