How to Drive in Heavy Rain

We are very accustomed to our cars. First thing we do each morning after we go out is to jump into the car, drive the kids to school, drive to the office or drive anywhere at all. The last thing of the working day about which we are dreaming since the early hours is to park the car and go home. That means that we are spending a significant part of our lives in the car, so we have to make it as comfortable as possible.

Stay Calm

There are tricks how to not get pissed off when you fall into a traffic jam. Here we will talk about another challenge we are facing when we drive. We will talk of heavy rains and how to drive most safely in unfriendly environmental conditions. It happens often, especially during the spring and the autumn that it’s raining cats and dogs and still, we must drive to the office. What should we be conscious about in such cases?

Driving in the Rain How to Drive in Heavy Rain

Check fog lights

The first thing we should be certain of is to check if our foglights are on. The effect is much better when the high beams are off. If you are using bright lights they will reflect in the drops of water and you will see worst. You may also follow the lights of the vehicle in front of you but do not approach it. Keep a safe distance. Remember that when it’s wet, it takes longer to stop the car if an emergency case occurs.

Be Careful

Practically, you should be aware that there is more than meets the eye when it rains heavily. If there is a large puddle in front of the car, better drive round it as you have no idea what could be there in the bottom – there might be a deep hole and your front wheels might get stacked in it, or there might be something sharp beneath the water which will double your “pleasure” in the rain – it will make you not only drive but change a tire. So be careful and avoid all that you cannot see clearly. Also you have to avoid the extra-large automotives. Sometimes when they are close to you, the water splashed on your window from their tires will make you feel as blind for a while. And sometimes even one moment counts.

Trust Yourself

Last but not least, trust yourself. You have to be confident that you will manage to deal with the situation. Panic is a very bad adviser. When you panic, you stop thinking. You are just as at an exam in the university when you have forgotten all about the topic you are questioned about. If you give in to panic, you are helpless. You will not be able to take the necessary decisions and drive safely home. And we do not want that, do we? So, even if you are scared a little, get mobilized, switch on the appropriate lighting, hold firmly the steering wheel and stare with all the eyes you have. Take your time. Do not hurry. Just do these simple steps and you’ll be fine.

One Response to How to Drive in Heavy Rain

  1. Polprav says:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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