How to Drive Safely in the Rain

August 15th, 2014 by

Drive Safely in Rain

Miami may be known for its sunshine and sandy beaches but when it rains, it pours. Driving through a rainstorm can be incredibly hazardous and it’s best you practice smart safety methods when driving your Chrysler through such hazardous conditions.

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram does more than offer the best Chrysler Miami FL residents can buy today, we offer great driving tips to help keep you safe.

Turn on Headlights

Turning on your headlights is an absolute must if you’re traveling during a rainstorm. Several states in the country require you to turn on your headlights when it rains, and for good reason. The headlights will allow to see clearer ahead of you, especially if the rainfall is heavy and can blur your vision. The headlights will allow other cars to see you to avoid any accidents.

Keep a Safe Distance from Other Cars

And speaking of avoiding accidents, make sure to keep a safe distance from other cars on the road. The ideal distance is roughly a five car length. Since braking becomes more difficult during a rainstorm to the increasing slickness of the road, keeping a safe distance from the car in front of you will avoid fender-benders and any other collisions.

Drive Below the Limit

As it becomes harder to brake more effectively during a storm, it is important to drive under the speed limit. Again, this is to avoid accidents. If you’re on a highway during rainfall with a speed limit of 60 mph, drive under that limit to avoid losing control of your Chrysler vehicle.

Avoid Skidding

During rainfall, skidding on the road is more common than you may think. When braking on the road, brake slowly as as braking with more force may result in a skid. If you find yourself skidding, ease off the gas and steer your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Remember to remain calm during a skid and now it can be easily if you use the proper driving technique.

Come on down to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to learn more about safety on the road. At our dealership, we want you to own the Chrysler of your dreams and drive safely!

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