Tips for driving in the rain

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Now you could be thinking to yourself, ‘’I’m very careful when driving through the rain” and though this may be true, bear in mind that some of your fellow drivers aren’t as skilled as you.  Should you find yourself surrounded by ‘chaotic’ drivers during the rainy season, you should ensure that you have a reliable car insurance plan in place.

Here are our top 4 tips for driving in the rain:

Stay in the middle lane

If you’re driving on the highway, stay in the middle lane (if possible) because water tends to pool in the outside lanes. This way, if the driver in front of you is speeding, you won’t lose visibility every time the car in front hits a puddle.

Keep your eyes on the brake-lights in front of you

It is better to hit the brakes as little as possible when it rains. Rather slow down by taking your foot off the accelerator or using your gears. However, sometimes you do have to hit the brakes to avoid a collision! Either way, by keeping your eyes on the brake-lights in front of you, you’ll not only be able to see when someone is slowing down, but you might also be able to avoid becoming a part of a pile-up.

Use your headlights

It doesn’t matter whether you can see clearly or not. By switching on your headlights, you become more visible to the people driving in front and behind you.

Increase your following distance

The general following distance, also known as the 3-second rule, should be increased. What is a good following distance when it rains? We believe that doubling the normal distance is your safest bet. It might seem a bit extreme, but better safe than sorry, right?

These tips only serve as a precaution but do not guarantee that accidents aren’t likely to occur at any given point in time. It is always wise to prepare in advance by taking out a car insurance plan for your vehicle.

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