Drive better during rainy weather
In Houston Texas, rainy weather can happen in an instant! It is not uncommon for the weather to change from sunny to stormy and back to sunny in a matter of hours and that could spell trouble for Houston area drivers.
Driving in the rain can be very dangerous and can cause injuries in case of an auto accident. In order to stay safe and prevent yourself from getting injured in an auto accident, keep these basic safety tips in mind:
· Be alert. When driving in the rain, double your level of awareness of all other vehicles, your surroundings and traffic signals and signs.
· Turn on your headlights. If you are driving during the day in rain, turn on your head and tail lights so other vehicles can see you easier.
· Watch your speed. Make sure you are driving below posted speed limits. Remember, posted speed limits are for driving under perfect conditions. All other times, you should definitely drive slower.
· Keep your distance. Braking distances become longer and unpredictable on wet roads. Asphalt and concrete both release accumulated oils which make the roads slippery when wet. Also, water may enter the brakes of your vehicle causing them to work less effectively.
· Be courteous. Other drivers are equally stressed and may not see you clearly.
· Avoid puddles and potentially high water. Do not driving over puddles since you don’t know how deep or if there is a pothole under that could damage your tires and wheels. Also stay clear of any standing or running high water. You do not want to flood your car!
So when you are driving in the rain, keep these tips in mind and prevent yourself from getting involved or injured in an auto accident.
If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident, or even and accident involving an 18-wheeler, you have rights. And those rights need to be protected and defended. It is important that the victims of 18-wheeler and auto accidents have the best available resources to them to make sure that they are represented by an experienced personal injury attorney that can represent them to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their accident injuries and / or loss of life. At The Leon Law Firm, our job is to get to the bottom of the facts and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their wrongdoings.