Car accidents can happen anywhere and in any kind of weather. But accidents that happen when there is precipitation can be especially traumatic and even deadly. According to the Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society, precipitation increases the likelihood of a fatal car crash by 34%. With many rain-filled days on the horizon, it’s important to stay safe on the road in the rain.
Stay Dry and Avoid Car Accidents
The Weather Channel claims that weather-related vehicle accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. Wet pavement and rain were the top two contributors to weather-related automobile crashes. It’s also important to be aware when driving in rapidly changing weather conditions. These situations are particularly hazardous to drivers because blinding rain can reduce visibility drastically in a matter of seconds. For years, the Kansas Department of Transportation compiled data from all car accidents that occurred on a road or highway. It’s worth noting that over half the reported accidents happened when it was raining, misting, or drizzling outside.
The number one best way to avoid car accidents is to focus on your driving. Don’t drive distracted! The next best way to stay safe on the road is to pay attention to the weather and plan accordingly. Your strongest form of defense is to avoid driving completely when it’s raining. If you must drive in poor weather, here are some tips to stay safe:
- Slow down
- Check your tire tread
- Never use cruise control
- Turn on your defroster
- Give extra room to other vehicles
- Turn your lights on
- Avoid hard braking and sudden movements
- Stay away from areas prone to flooding
- Never drive off-road during rain
- Drive-in another vehicle’s tracks
- Avoid large trucks and buses
- Drive in the middle lanes
- Pull over if it’s really bad
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