Did you know that driving in the rain causes more deadly accidents that driving on snow or ice? Roughly seven thousand people are killed each year because of weather-related car accidents. Driving in the rain and wet conditions is dangerous and many times deadly. Even experienced drivers are susceptible to accident disasters when driving in the rain. The rain can impact your visibility and coupled with slippery conditions cause dangerous conditions and serious accidents. The Federal Highway Administration reports says that 22% of crashes in the U.S. are related to weather and 73% of the weather-related accidents occur when it is simply raining.
The state of Florida receives a lot of rain and because of this fact drivers are at a higher risk of being in involved in a crash and becoming injured. It is most dangerous in the first few minutes of a rain storm when the roads are most slippery because the road oils are brought to the surface causing very slippery conditions. Stopping distances are lowered and the risk of hydroplaning is very high during rain storms. Keep your distance!
Important Tips for Driving in the Rain
- Watch your speed, slow down when driving in the rain.
- Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
- Turn your headlights on. In Florida, it is the law.
- Pull off the road and wait for the rain to stop if you are having visibility issues.
- Keep both hands on steering wheel.
- Keep your eyes on the road a rain storm is no time for distractions.
In the event, you are injured in a crash in the state of Florida you should contact Jeremiah Jaspon at The Jaspon Firm. We have a proven track record of successfully representing car accident victims. Our office is in Orlando Florida and we provide free accident consolations. We speak English, Spanish, and Chinese! (888)WE.STAND (407) 513-9515