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Safety Tips for Driving in a Rainstorm

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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With summer rainstorms beginning to roll in we here at SERVPRO of Bennington & Washington Counties want all to stay safe this summer. So here are a few tips to think about when driving in a storm.

  1. Wait until the weather improves- if possible, wait for the conditions to get better especially if you do not feel comfortable driving during a torrential rainstorm.
  2. Ventilate your car while driving- rain causes humidity to increase causing windows to become foggy and make it difficult to see out of. Use your cars ventilation system to decrease humidity in your car.
  3. Use your windshield wipers- often many people forget that even in a light rainstorm wipers should be used, they are there for a reason!
  4. Have some supplies in your car- in an instance of an emergency make sure to have some extra food, water, and blankets always stored in your vehicle.
  5. Maintain a safe distance between other cars- in rainstorms it is more difficult to break so keep an extra distance between you and other cars, so it gives you more time to break.
  6. Avoid heavy breaking- do not slam on your breaks this can cause you to slide, be prepared and stop earlier then you would normally have.
  7. Turn on your headlights- in many states it is the law that during a storm you are to drive with lights on. This increases visibility between you and others.
  8. Slow down- always drive slower during a storm wet roads are very dangerous.
  9. Know the roads- carefully consider the path you are going to take; some routes are better then others during storms even though it may take you a longer way.
  10. Check your tires- before leaving ensure your tires are okay and safe to drive in, tires provide traction and keep you steady on the road.

These are just a few tips to consider when driving in a rainstorm. If you ever experience damage in your home from s storm do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Bennington & Rutland Counties a call at 802-375-1500.

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