How fast should you be going when its raining?
You should reduce your speed by 1/3 on wet roads and by 1/2 or more on snow packed roads (i.e., if you would normally be traveling at a speed of 60 mph on dry pavement, then on a wet road you should reduce your speed to 40 mph, and on a snow-packed road you should reduce your speed to 30 mph).
When it is raining you should be most careful when?
During the first half hour of rain. You should be extra careful when turning and stopping during the first half hour of rain. At this point, the oil from cars has not yet washed off the pavement and could be forming a slippery mixture with the rain.
How much should you slow down in the rain?
Slow Down – A Lot!
Many people are shocked to learn that just a light drizzle—seemingly harmless—increases the risk of a fatal car crash by 27%. A good rule to follow is that you should decrease your speed by at least a third while driving in wet conditions.
How many feet should you stay behind a car when it’s raining?
The National Safety Council (NSC) recommends a minimum three-second following distance during dry weather conditions. However, when visibility is low such as during rain, you should increase your safe following distance to a minimum of 6 seconds.
Do you drive slower in rain?
Not only should you adhere to the posted speed limit when driving in wet weather conditions, you should drive considerably slower than you normally would. Wet roads are very dangerous. Your vehicle’s reaction time is much slower when it is raining.
Do you have to drive slower in rain?
Drop your speed
Reducing your speed in wet weather should give you more time to react and slow down, cutting the chance of your car sliding into trouble.
When changing lanes you should never?
You should never change lanes within an intersection. Before changing lanes, always look over your shoulder to check your blind spot. Be alert to other drivers moving into the same lane.
What are the dangers of driving in the rain?
Why Is Rain So Dangerous to Drive In? Rain actually causes your tires to lose traction—when the road gets wet, the water mixes with the dirt on the asphalt, making it harder for your tires to “hang on” to the road. Simply put, rain makes everything slippery, and puddles that form can lead to hydroplaning.
When you miss a turn you should?
However, if you do miss your turn or exit, you must either continue to a place where you can legally do a U-turn, turn around, or take the next turn. If you miss your turn, you must keep going. You are not allowed to stop and drive in reverse on the freeway or any surface street.