April showers bring May flowers…but they also bring wet roads and sometimes hazardous conditions. Here’s some tips for keeping safe on the road during those downpours:
- Before you get on the road, make sure your windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights and brakes are all functioning properly. Traction on tires should also be good, as threadbare tires and wet, oil-slick roads are not a good combo.
- Turn on your headlights. With low visibility you’ll want others to see you, and you’ll have a better view of what’s in front of you.
- Slow down and don’t get too close to the car in front of you. It’s easy to lose traction on wet roads. If you do end up hydroplaning, continue to steer in the direction you want to go, and ease off the accelerator. According to Geico, it might take three to five adjustments to get back on course.
- If you cannot see, pull over and turn on your hazard lights. It may be raining too heavy, or your windshield may be fogging up. Just wait it out until you have a visible view.
TECH TIP: An authorized emergency contact can call the T3 and the T3 will answer their call. The contact can have T3 make the 3-party call to 911 to explain the emergency.