As the last of the icy roads have thawed, most let caution fall by the wayside. After all, what are a few spring showers compared to snow and ice? The difference is huge when it comes to accidents – almost a 60% difference, but not from snow and ice. Spring showers and the wet roads they bring account for 74% of weather related crashes. It’s time to Drive into spring with wet weather wisdom!. Just like you prepare your vehicle for winter by checking oil, antifreeze and putting on winter tires, you need to prepare for the wet weather of spring.
There are several things State Farm suggests you do to make your auto safe: replace worn windshield wipers, do a check of brake, turn signals and headlights, remove snow tires (if needed) and check tire wear and pressure. Driving in rain may not be the white-knuckle driving you may encounter on ice, but it can be plenty hazardous. Hydroplaning, sliding and flooded roads can produce some incredibly dangerous situations that can result in accidents. Slow down, give ample braking distance between you and the car ahead of you, lights on in the rain and always stay buckled up. These are just a few ways to keep your rainy day drives safe. For more safe driving tips, visit www.statefarm.com.