7 Ways to Avoid a San Diego Car Accident while Driving in the Rain
As winter continues to knock on the door, San Diego residents can expect a lot more rain. However, the more it rains, the more at risk you are of being seriously injured in an automobile accident.
How to Keep Safe in the Rain
As a licensed driver, it is your responsibility to take every precaution necessary to keep yourself and those you share the Southern California roadways with safe. Here are seven simple safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this rainy season:
- Slow Down. Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents, especially when the roads are wet. Slowing down in the rain will minimize your risk of losing control of your car and becoming involved in a collision.
- Use your headlights. Make sure to turn your headlights on in the rain, no matter how slight the rainfall is. It will help you identify road dangers, as well as make it easier for other motorists to see your vehicle.
- Use extra precaution after long dry spells. Road conditions are more dangerous when it rains after a long dry spell. Roads become slicker when built-up oil and grease first become wet.
- Allot for more travel time. Rain means slower drivers and more traffic. The last thing you want is to become rushed to get to your destination. You can avoid this by allowing more time to get to where you need to go.
- Avoid using your cruise control. In the event your car hydroplanes, the use of your cruise control can result in your vehicle actually accelerating. It’s imperative that your foot is near the brake pedal at all times. Cruise control can result in less concentration on your behalf.
- Be vigilant of pedestrians. Rain does not necessarily mean that people are not traveling on foot. In addition, pedestrians can become distracted when fiddling with an umbrella or jacket. Be on the constant lookout for people walking in the rain.
- Give larger vehicles extra distance. Larger vehicles such as busses and trucks have larger tires. The larger the tires, the larger to spray emitted from those tires. This can make it more difficult for you to see through your windshield. Give them extra distance.
Your Accident Injuries
It’s unfortunate that not everyone you share the streets and freeways with practices the same safe driving habits that you do. Their bad driving can result in you or a loved one being seriously injured in a wreck. Fortunately, you don’t have to face the legal battle alone.
Keith J. Stone has helped hundreds of accident victims recover for their damages. His team has the knowledge and experience necessary to hold the responsible driver liable for your injuries. His goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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If you have been injured in an auto accident, call San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. He will fight hard for your compensation rights.
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