When rain comes down it can be difficult to see, especially when driving. Heavy rains with high water may occur in parts of southeast Texas. Please slow down, pay 100% attention to driving and never drive over flooded roads. Remember to stay safe! See below for some tips on driving in the rain.
1. Take your time:
Slowing down is the only way to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning. Also remember that one of the most dangerous times to drive is soon after it begins to rain, as oils on roadway make for slick conditions. Waiting a few minutes, rather than rushing to your destination, can be a safer plan when it is raining.
2. Turn your lights on:
Turn your headlights on to help other vehicles see you. Many states require the use of headlights during rain, even in broad daylight.
3. Give other vehicles more space:
Add 1-2 extra seconds of following time in the rain, which gives you and the cars behind you more time to react to traffic.