Driving In The Rain

Driving in rain, whether a sprinkle or a heavy downpour, can be one of the most difficult driving situations a driver encounters. Rainy conditions are directly associated with higher accident rates. Knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affects the way your vehicle handles will help you drive safely in rainy conditions.

  • Wait Until the Weather Improves if Possible
  • Double Check Your Car’s Equipment
  • Slow Down
  • Turn On Your Headlights
  • Use Your Windshield Wipers
  • Maintain a Safe Distance Between Cars
  • Avoid Heavy Braking
  • Watch Out For Standing Water
  • Let Off The Accelerator When Hydroplaning
  • Ventilate Your Car
  • Slow down!! Stop in a safe spot until conditions clear up! If you can’t stop at a rest area and the roadside is your only option, pull off as far as possible and wait it out.Keep your headlights on and turn on your hazard warning lights to alert other drivers.
  • Notify Family and/or employer where yo u are and of possible delays.


Andrei Zakhareuski • Updated November 9, 2020 (Source: https://driving-tests.org/beginner-drivers/how-to-drive-in-rain/)

Sunette Opperman

WHS & IMS Manager