How To Drive In The Rain: Introduction
Today's new cars are better, faster, safer, and more capable than ever before.
With the advent of traction control systems, antiskid programming, antilock braking systems, and all-wheel drive the level of confidence with which the average driver can approach inclement conditions is higher than ever. However, none of these innovations can supplant the value of good judgment on the part of the driver. While they do make it possible to drive more safely, it is still incumbent upon the driver to take the situations imposed by changing road and weather conditions into consideration when they drive a car.
One of the most common of these situations is rainy weather.
Driving in the rain requires a considerable shift in the approach the driver takes to operating an automobile. Wet roads mean less traction and falling rain means limited visibility, for both you and for other drivers—as well as pedestrians. Therefore, it is extremely important to give yourself more time to respond to unforeseen occurrences.
What’s the best way to do this?