Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PGPD Offers Tips for Rainy Day Driving

The Prince George's County Police Department offers the following tips for rainy day driving.

  • When driving on the freeway, drive in the center lanes as water tends to pool in the outside lanes.
  • Turn on your headlights!  It will help you see better on foggy or rainy days and it will help other drivers see you!
  • Increase your following distance and watch for brake lights ahead.
  • Slow down –  it takes longer to stop in wet weather.  Plus the faster you drive, the greater the chances of hydroplaning!
  • Drive slowly through any puddle of uncertain depth.  That way if it’s deeper than you thought, you can still back out!
  • Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it – you could be swept right off the road

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