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Learn how to drive safely with the driving lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Quality tires and windshield wipers
- Rain dispersant
- Awareness of driving conditions
Check your windshield wipers and tires for wear and keep your tires properly inflated. Treat your windshield with a rain dispersant.
Pay attention to changes in driving conditions during rain. Visibility and traction will be reduced.
Turn on your headlights when you engage your windshield wipers. You'll see better and be visible to other drivers.
Slow down to avoid hydroplaning. If you speed, a thin layer of water can develop between your tires and the road, leading to loss of control.
Avoid sudden stops and quick acceleration on wet roads, as these can lead to skids.
Know your brakes
Prevent skids by using a gentle pumping action with standard brakes and applying a firm, even pressure to anti-lock brakes.
Swerve if you have to
Swerve to avoid a collision. Anti-lock brakes will let you steer without releasing the brakes.