Driving Safely in Rain
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that more than 20 percent of accidents in the country are caused by poor weather conditions. And over 400,000 people, on average, are injured in weather-related crashes each year.
Specific weather conditions require specific responses. Of all inclement weather situations, you’re most likely to find yourself caught driving in rain.
With wet streets, the chances that your vehicle hydroplanes are pretty good. It doesn’t take a lot of water or high speed to cause your car to hydroplane. In fact, your tires can lose contact with the road when driving 35 mph in as little as one-tenth of an inch of water.
Hydroplaning feels like your vehicle is floating or going in a direction that you can’t control. If you have ever experienced hydroplaning while driving, you know it can be a scary situation because you have little control over your vehicle