Safely Navigating Rainy Roads
The Chicagoland area has been getting hit hard with rain over the past few weeks, making navigating the congested roads that much more difficult. You may have years of driving experience under your belt, but that doesn’t make driving in thunderstorms any easier. Here are some tips for driving an Acura near Highland Park when it’s raining or storming.
Give Vehicles More Space
If you typically drive close behind other vehicles, you’ll want to make sure that you give yourself enough space to react to traffic. Slamming on your brakes in the rain can be dangerous and result in a collision, so make sure to allow 1-2 extra seconds of following time behind the car. Another good rule of thumb is that you should be able to see underneath the car in front of you.
Turn Your Lights On
Visibility levels decrease when it is raining, so make sure that your lights are always on. This will help you see where you are going in addition to helping other drivers on the road see your vehicle. Plus, many states require that you have your headlines on while it is raining.
Hydroplaning is commonplace for those who drive too fast in the rain or other slick weather conditions. The rain itself can cause oils on the road to rise to the surface and make the roads slippery. Make sure that you always drive with caution, never going too fast, while it is raining. The last thing you want is an accident!
You’ll be able to safely navigate the slick roads in your Acura near Highland Park thanks to the above tips!