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Tips for Driving in Wind & Rain

2 min to readDriver safety
Driving in conditions that involve heavy wind and rain may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers but remember that severe weather demands your undivided attention. So be sure to reduce any possible distractions by turning the radio down and turning your phone on silent to keep your attention fully on the road.
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Driving in Heavy Winds

Wind may seem like a minor risk, but this weather condition deserves special consideration from drivers. Strong wind can occur just about anywhere, but it can be more common in wide open spaces. Areas for concern also include highway overpasses, tunnels and ‘road cuts’ through mountainous areas that can act as funnels for wind. The following tips can help keep you on the road and safe if you encounter heavy winds.

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Driving in Heavy Rain

In addition to the potentially poor visibility that accompanies most heavy rain, drivers should be ready to protect themselves against hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can occur when a vehicle is traveling too fast in heavy rain conditions, causing the vehicle’s tires to travel on a thin layer of water rather than grip the surface of the road. This has the potential to make steering and braking difficult and could even lead to losing control of your vehicle. Here are some tips to help you this rainy season!

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Overall, our biggest tip is that when storms are going on, if you do not need to be driving on the road, then please stay at home for your own safety.

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Published at March 1, 2019
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