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Tips for Driving in the Rain

March is here, which means that spring is steadfastly approaching. And with spring, comes rain. Lots of it. To make sure you are always safe on the road, check out these tips for driving in the rain. Slow down – It always takes longer to stop or adjust on a wet road. Speeding can not only make it harder for you to brake in time or cause you to slide, but it can also result in hydroplaning. This can happen at as little as 30 miles per hour, so make sure you watch your speed to avoid an accident. Increase following distance – Since it can take longer to stop…




How to Recover From a Slide on Icy Roads

Staying safe on icy roads is as easy as slowing down, keeping your distance from other cars, and braking early. There are times, though, when the road ahead may seem clear but it’s really covered in black ice, which can send you sliding. If you find yourself in this situation, just remember these tips on how to recover from a slide: Take your foot off the brake. Antilock brakes work well in every road condition except for icy. Your wheels will likely lock up whether you have antilock brakes or not and that will only make the slide worse. Locked wheels are uncontrollable and no matter what way you steer,…




Spring Showers Bring Accidents: Wet Weather Driving Tips

With spring right around the corner, we’ll see more rain than usual. That’s why we’ve put together a list of wet weather driving tips you might not have known. According to AAA, wet pavement accidents total more than 1.2 million per year in the US. By following some of these safety tips, you should be able to easily avoid an accident this spring. Our first tip is to make sure you can see and be seen. This time of year is a great time to replace your windshield wipers (which should be done annually). If your wipers are streaking, it’s time for new ones. It’s also important to make sure…