Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain
CMH Mazda Durban has compiled some tips to keep you safe when driving in heavy rain. In addition to increasing your safety, these tips will make other motorists and pedestrians safer as well.
Switch on your Headlights
Always have your headlights on! As a result, you will be able to see vehicles and obstacles ahead of you, as well as be visible to others.
Do Not Drive Fast
In heavy rain, the road surface is wet and slippery. If you feel you are travelling fast and it starts raining heavily, take your foot off the accelerator pedal to slow down and do not press the brakes. You will gradually reduce speed this way. Avoid braking suddenly as this may cause your vehicle to skid.
It may be difficult to see through your side windows when it rains heavily. Always be aware of other vehicles in the rear and blind spots.
Do Not Wwitch on your Wipers Immediately
Wait a short amount of time before switching on your windshield wipers. Switching them on immediately could smudge your windscreen and make it difficult to see.
Invest in good wiper blades
Investing in good wiper blades ensures that your windscreen is cleaned effectively thus increasing visibility.
Check your Vehicle
Check your tyres and ensure that it has sufficient tread for better traction on dry and wet surfaces.
Ensure that the mirrors on the vehicle are in good condition.
- Ensure that your headlights are working.
- Ensure that your taillights and indicators are in working condition.
- Ensure that your mudflaps are secure (if your vehicle has mudflaps).
CMH Mazda Durban hopes that you follow these tips for driving in heavy rain and stay safe on the road.