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Car Accident Lawyers Offer 4 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain May 3, 2017

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Car Accident Lawyers Offer 4 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Driving can be dangerous even under ideal conditions, but even more so when it rains. According to the car accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, PA in North Carolina, slippery roads and wet asphalt contribute to almost three-quarters of the 1,259,000 weather-related crashes each year. While there's not much you can do about the weather, some extra care in rainy conditions can help avoid accidents and serious injury.

If you can't avoid driving in the rain, experienced car accident lawyers recommend:

  • Cutting your Speed: Driving slowly can prevent hydroplaning, which occurs when your tires skim over the top of the water without making contact with the road. Taking your time will also make it easier to respond to sudden changes in traffic without skidding out and losing control of your vehicle.
  • Leaving More Space: Tailgating is never a good idea, but it's even worse in the rain. Leaving an extra second or two of travel time between your car and the vehicle ahead of you can make the difference between reacting promptly to road conditions, like other accidents or debris in the road, and being in an accident.
  • car accident lawyerTurning on Your Lights: Even a light rainfall can dramatically reduce visibility. Turning on your headlights makes it easier for other drivers to see you, increasing your level of safety.
  • Turning off Cruise Control: Cruise control may be the perfect solution under ideal conditions, but it can be extremely dangerous in the rain. If your vehicle starts hydroplaning with cruise control on, it will actually start going faster, potentially resulting in a serious crash.

As one of North Carolina's premier law firms, Nagle & Associates, PA has extensive experience helping accident victims collect compensation for their damages. If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash, visit their website or call (888) 841-7177 for a consultation with a car accident lawyer today. For more safety tips and legal insight, follow the law firm on Facebook.

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