November 29th, 2018 by

Wet roads can be hazardous for a number of reasons. One of the most prevalent reasons is the possibility of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when tires slide across a wet surface. When tires roll over more water than they are able to disperse, the water is pushed under the tire, causing your vehicle to “float” for a brief moment.

How Can I Avoid Hyrdoplaning?

First, make sure your tires are properly inflated. Next, make sure that your tires are maintained properly. Make sure to drive slowly when road conditions are wet. Try to avoid puddles when driving. Remember that water easily accumulates in outer lanes; try to drive in the middle of your lane. Cruise control can limit your ability to stay in control of your vehicle; turn it off if the roads are wet. Make sure to avoid hard or sharp turns. Avoid braking aggressively; try and make all movements smooth and controlled.

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