How to Avoid Dangerous Hydroplaning

We've all been driving down the road in the rain and all of a sudden hit a spot of water that we didn't know was there. Our vehicle starts to lose its grip and control on the road for a few seconds until we can finally regain control. Once our heart starts beating again, we think about what went wrong. Here are some tips to avoid hydroplaning in the rain:

  • Keep an eye out for these large accumulations of water. They most often occur on the side lanes of a large road.
  • If you see a big puddle of water up ahead and can't change lanes in time, decrease your speed slowly to about 35 miles per hour. This will help you maintain control.
  • Make sure that you keep an eye on the tread of your tires. Balding tires will cause you to have less control on the road.
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