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Spring Safety on Wet Roads

Spring Safety on Wet Roads

Spring means rain, puddles, slick roads and hydroplaning. Here are some tips to help you stay safely on the road, no matter what kind of weather we get this spring! Proper tire tread depth is critical for being able to channel away water and maintain traction on slick roads. You can easily check tread depth at home if you have a quarter handy. Insert the quarter head down into the tread; if your tread covers the top of Washington’s head, you have at least 4/32”, enough to keep you safely gripping the roads. Always drive with two hands on the wheel! Windy, slippery, rainy, wet conditions make defensive driving a must. Others may swerve into your lane or hydroplane into your path and being able to safely control your car is a critical part of keeping your family safe. For this same reason, keep plenty of distance between you and the can in front to make sure you can stop in plenty of time. Brake carefully. If you’re travelling at high speeds and need ... read more

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