I haven't see this topic covered, apologies of it is and I am repeating someone else's advice.
No matter where you go in the world, all roads are slippy on the first day of rain after a dry spell.
I never realised just how slippy until I started driving high-sided hackney taxis (which are more likely to slip anyway because of their design).
Every day, other vehicles drop patches of oil and fuel and other slippery things on the roadways which you never notice after it has dried out in the sun or wind.
First day of rain, and the whole road surfaces become deceptively slippy until sufficient rain has fallen to wash the lot away.
It is really important to keep your speed down at times like this. The first you might know of a slippery surface is when your vehicle suddenly spins out of control.
Lower speed gives you a better chance of regaining control without having an accident.
The tread on tyres should always be within the legally required limits too. The deeper the tread, the greater ability the tyre has to travel through puddles and lying water without mishap.
Oh and LIGHTS, while we're on the subject. While you may be able to see perfectly well in daylight in heavy ran, other drivers might not be able to see YOU, so make yourself visible, to ALL raod users, pedestrians as well as drivers and used DIPPED HEADLIGHTS. Side-lights are next to useless. Be visible, be seen, keep you speed down, keep your tyres in good order. Be safe!
I've just read it. OMG that's all I say.
Well not ALL obviously, you more or less the same that I was thinking - daft wee boy racer without the experience to cope with the road conditions. Never understood why kids are allowed such a powerful car. Must have had rich parents because the insurance alone would have been astronomical.
I hope this story gets read by all new and or young drivers.
They need to read and take in onboard.
Even the best drivers can get a little nervous about driving in rain, but it can be a bigger challenge for older adults or people with disabilities, who may have slower reflexes and vision limitations.
Being prepared and taking it slow can help you feel more secure on the road.
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