Everyone who lives in and around Inglewood knows that traffic comes to a standstill when it rains. People get into accidents. Here’s some tips to keep you safer while you’re out and about in the rain this week.
1) Turn On Your Headlights
This tip is simple: make sure you have your headlights on! A good way to judge if your headlights should be on is to take note of your windshield wipers. If you need to use your windshield wipers, your headlights need to be on.
2) Don’t Tailgate
You shouldn’t be doing this anyways but more-so when it’s raining. Slick and wet roads will make your brakes less effective, increasing your stopping distance. If it’s raining, make sure to give the cars around you more space.
3) Roads Are Slicker Right After It Starts Raining
Remember that the first 15 minutes after it starts raining is the most dangerous time to be driving. Rain falling mixes with oils and other fluids on the roadways, making the roads extremely slippery. Take it slow when it starts raining.
4) Plan Ahead
Makes sure to give yourself more time to get to your destination. Traffic will be slower than usual and the roads will be slick and wet, meaning you should drive slower. Giving yourself more time means less rushing to your destination, meaning less chances of getting into an accident.