Rain is a common event in southern Louisiana, especially during hurricane season. It’s imperative that drivers use proper safety measures if they have to get out in the rain. Of course, it’s usually best to avoid driving in the rain if you can.
Because you might have things that can’t be put off until after the rain, you should remember these important safety points when driving in it:
Keep a safe distance
Make sure you keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. It takes longer to stop when the roads are wet, so give yourself and others the space necessary to stop. You shouldn’t slam on your brakes when the roads are wet because you risk losing control of your vehicle.
Take your time
If you’re going to drive in the rain, leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. It’s better to arrive early than it is to try to have to rush because you’re running late. You should also avoid using cruise control when you drive in the rain.
Avoid flooded roadways
Flooded roadways are dangerous. It doesn’t take much water on the roads to cause tires not to have good traction. Other issues, such as hydroplaning and your car taking on water, can also occur.
Being involved in a crash in the rain can lead to very serious injuries. If the wreck is the result of another person’s negligence, you may opt to pursue a compensation claim. This can help you to recover the costs associated with the crash. You may include damages for the medical bills you’ve already received, as well as those you may incur in the future. You may demand reimbursement of other expenses when submitting a claim as well.