QHSE Alert: Driving in the Rain

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QHSE Alert: Driving in the Rain

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Below are safety tips for safe driving during rainy weather:

  • Prepare your car. Check the wiper blades for wear, and test the wiper mechanism to ensure that it is working.
  • Check the defroster and fan to ensure that condensation can be removed from inside the windows and the windshield.
  • Inspect the tires and make sure they are properly inflated.
  • When it is raining, drive with the headlights on low beam. Don’t drive with the hazard warning lights on.
  • Slow down when it is raining. Your car needs three times more stopping distance on wet or slick roads.
  • Maintain a space cushion of 6 to 8 seconds between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Use extra caution when passing other vehicles because rainy and cloudy weather reduces visibility.
  • Check the brakes as well.
  • Don’t hit the brakes if your car skids. Gently ease off of the accelerator and steer in the direction of the skid.
  • If it is too dangerous to drive, pull off the road, stop the car in a safe place, and turn your hazard warning lights on. Best wishes for an incident-free season

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