Driving in the rain

Driving in the rain

Camryn Acord, Staff Editor

With the weather getting colder, driving can be dangerous, but what to do when it is raining? With colder weather, Andrei Zakhareuski from Driving-Tests.org says to slow down and turn on your headlights. This will help other people notice the car in the rain. 

 Slowing down and making sure that there is enough room between cars is also something that many people do not think about. If there is not enough room to slow down, then more accidents are bound to happen. Slowing down to turn is also a good habit to be in so that no sliding occurs. 

 What is the correct way to stop hydroplaning? Well, do not touch the gas pedal or brake. Just do not panic and slowly release the pedals. Point the car in the direction of travel and take it slow. 

 Many people are not aware that the roads are icy, even though they look normal. This is called black ice, and it is impossible to tell that it is on the ground. When sliding on black ice, do the same thing as hydroplaning. Just relax and do not overcorrect the car because that will cause the car to spin. 

 Just be careful and take it slow, there is no need to speed in the rain. Careful driving is one of the most important things that people can do since it is also one of the most dangerous things to do as well.