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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 03 Jul 2012
Driving safe is a real challenge in the rainy season. With the conditions of the roads in this weather, drivers need to be all the more careful, and follow proper driving and traffic rules. This is why we see many car owners lining up to get their cars serviced especially to survive the monsoons.
But just servicing your cars to gear up for the rains is not enough; using a few tips to drive safe in the rains will come handy. Read on to learn more –
Tip No. 1: Make sure you dry your feet before entering the car, as wet feet can slip off pedals and lead to a dangerous situation.
Tip No. 2: Once, you’re on the road, drive at a speed that you can control. This is because vehicles take longer to slow down in wet conditions. While driving, make sure you keep three times the distance you usually keep from other vehicles to avoid collision.
Tip No. 3: To avoid contact with deep puddles drive in the middle of the road as most of the water accumulates on the outer lanes of roads. Slow down as you near a puddle. It is advisable to drive on the track of the cars ahead of you.
Tip No. 4: Avoid following heavy vehicles closely as they end up spraying water from the road on your windscreen and restrict your vision.
Tip No. 5: Avoid excessive use of brakes.
Tip No. 6: Whenever your car passes a deep puddle, make sure you pump the brakes to dry them out. This will help in enhancing their efficiency.
Tip No. 7: Hygiene inside the car is difficult to maintain in the monsoons. Spread old floor mats in your car to keep it dry. It will also help in keeping your soles dry and lead to a safer drive.
Tip No. 8: In case the interior of your car is wet, roll down the windows. Do not leave your car with wet interiors locked in a garage. This will aggravate growth of fungus and leave a foul smell in the car.
Long drives in the monsoons are one of the most pleasurable uses of your precious vehicle. Use the above tips to ward off the challenges the rains pose and cherish the monsoons in all their glory.
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