Peel Police Reveal Concerning Statistic On Driving In Wet Weather
Published October 3, 2019 at 12:49 am
Everyone knows that driving in the rain can be a very intimidating situation and results in thousands of collisions every year in the Region of Peel.
“Know your driving ability in wet weather and take extra precautions to avoid a collision to keep you and your passengers safe,” says Peel Police.
The police are advising drivers to be cautious while driving using these tips:
- Slow down. Your vehicles reaction time is much slower in the rain.
- Maintenance your vehicle regularly and ensure your headlights, taillights, tires and windshield wipers are all in good working order.
- Maintain a safe distance between cars.
- Water can cause hydroplaning, which causes loss of traction. If you find yourself hydroplaning, take your foot off the pedals and allow the vehicle to coast through the water before braking or accelerating.
- Pay attention to your surroundings. Be aware and cautious of other drivers and pedestrians.
“Remember if you do not feel safe, do not hesitate to pull off the road into a safe location and wait for the rain to lighten up or stop all together,” reminds Peel Police.