- Replace worn wiper blades: Have you noticed skipping, squeaking, or streaking with your windshield wipers? If so, it's probably time to replace them. Buying new blades will do wonders for improving your visibility to help you better react to anything that happens while you are on the road.
- Focus: If it's raining, driving demands your complete attention. Keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road or your mirrors.
- Drive at a comfortable speed: During a rainstorm, don't use cruise control. Even if cars are speeding around you, you can stay below the posted speed limits and maintain a speed you feel good about.
- Don't tailgate!: Stay five car lengths, or one second per ten miles per hour, behind the car in front of you. This should give you ample time to brake quickly and respond to anything that may happen in front of you.
- Be prepared for skids or hydroplaning: Skidding and hydroplaning can happen to anyone, even safe drivers. Never slam on the brakes if you start skidding. Remain calm and slowly steer in the direction you want to go. Similar steps should be followed if you start hydroplaning. Refrain from making any sudden movements, let off the gas, and slowly steer in the direction you need to go.
Please remember these tips to help make the roads a little safer during rain in Spring Hill.