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Admit it San Diegans, we are just not that good at driving in the rain. Probably because it rarely rains. As a result, when we have a rainy season like this year, we see a lot of accidents because of the rain.
After a fairly rainy winter, spring has brought some nice dry days. But according to the weather people the rain is on the way back.
Given the number of wrecks in which rain was a significant factor early in the year, we though it would be a good idea to post a few tips for safe driving in the rain so that our readers might avoid getting in a San Diego car accident.
Be especially careful during the first few hours of rain. Oil and other slippery substances build up on the road. This buildup mixes with the rain and can cause extremely slick surfaces.
Leave earlier. It is most likely going to take you longer to get where you are going when it is raining (especially in San Diego where rain is fairly uncommon).
Start using your brakes earlier and brake easier. It is simple, this reduces your chance of locking up the brakes.
Avoid standing water. You are morel likely to hydroplane when there is standing water. If you see a puddle, go around it. Along, the same lines, try to drive close to the center of the road since most of our roads are built to have water run off the side.
Don’t use cruise control. Cruise control wants you to keep you at a speed so when you may need to decelerate due to a loss of traction, cruise control may actually try to speed up, possibly spin the tires and make the situation worse.
Do not cross running water. Despite repeated warnings when it rains, it seems to never fail that someone tries to cross an overflowing stream. Don’t do it. Don’t become the 10 O’clock news story of the person that had to abandon their car and be rescued from a stream.
Turn on your headlights and use your blinkers. Rain reduces visibility. Simply turning on your headlights will do a lot to help other drivers see you. Not only that it is the law in California – California Headlight Law. Blinker will help others see what you are planning to do and react accordingly.
Watch out for pedestrians. Too many pedestrians are hit even when it isn’t raining. Add the distraction of the rain to both drivers and pedestrians and it becomes significantly more dangerous. Keep an eye out.
These are just a few tips from our San Diego Car Accident Attorneys. We hope these tips will kelp you avoid getting in car accident in the upcoming rains and in the future.
We are San Diego Car Accident Lawyers and San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys dedicated to helping those injured by the carelessness and negligence of others. We have represented many auto accident victims and if you or a loved one has been injured in San Diego, please call us today at 619.615.0767 or visit website at San Diego Auto Accident Attorneys for a free consultation.