Please take care if driving in the rain today

Alert message sent 08/08/2021 07:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Driving in rain, whether a sprinkle or a heavy downpour, can be one of the most difficult driving situations a driver encounters. Rainy conditions are directly associated with higher accident rates. No matter what part of the country you live in, it is almost certain that you will be required to drive your vehicle in the rain at some point. Knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affects the way your vehicle handles will help you drive safely in rainy conditions.

1. Wait Until the Weather Improves if Possible
2. Double Check Your Car’s Equipment
3. Slow Down
4. Turn On Your Headlights
5. Use Your Windshield Wipers
6. Maintain a Safe Distance Between Cars
7. Avoid Heavy Braking
8. Watch Out For Standing Water
9. Let Off The Gas When Hydroplaning
10. Ventilate Your Car Driving in rain, whether a sprinkle

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Anna-Maria McGreal (Police, Community Support Officer, Warrington LPU)

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