"How To Drive On Slippery/Wet Roads"
· Drive distraction free. Looking away from the road for even two seconds doubles your chance of a crash
· Avoiding using cruise control allows you to respond instantly when you take your foot off the gas
· Do not tailgate. Normal following distances should be increased significantly (8-10 seconds) when driving on wet roads.
· Drive on the clearest lane. When on a four lane highway, drive in the lane that has the least amount of buildup.
· Know when to brake and when to steer. When traveling over 25 MPH, AAA recommends steering over braking, as less distance is required to steer around an object than to brake to a stop. In slick conditions, sudden braking can lead to loss of vehicle control
· Always look 20-30 seconds ahead so that you can plan your stops
· Avoid slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle's balance and make it harder to control.
The Spring-like weather has been pleasant, but it does come at a cost. As the snow melts winter away, more potholes are popping up- some that could cause major damage to your car.