Safety Tips for Driving in a Rainstorm
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use your windshield wipers- often many people forget that even in a light rainstorm wipers should be used, they are there for a reason!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slow down- always drive slower during a storm wet roads are very dangerous.
- 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.
- 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.