It’s raining, it’s pouring; the motorist is driving responsibly! Here are some road rules for the rain and other hazardous weather conditions with reduced visibility:
Headlights, taillights and other illuminating devices (such as clearance lights and side marker lights) must be on any time it’s raining, snowing, sleeting or hailing. Your lights must also be on any other time visibility is impaired by weather, smoke fog or conditions where you can’t see 500 feet ahead.
Driving with your vehicle’s headlights during various daytime situations can improve the likelihood of being seen by other motorists and cyclists. This applies to both city and rural driving areas. Your headlights must be on when:
Avoid distractions at all times (this is applicable during any weather):
Hydroplaning is not as fun as it sounds. We have a previous blog post discussing hydroplaning:
Traction decreases on wet pavement whether or not hydroplaning occurs. All drivers should be careful and prevent their car from hydroplaning.
How to prevent hydroplaning:
Rain or shine, drive safely!