What are the risks of hydroplaning?
It’s a scary thought, but when you’re on the road, there’s almost an unlimited number of things that could go wrong. No matter how good your driving record is, you are sharing the road with other drivers, pedestrians, and a whole host of uncontrollable variables. That’s why here at Jack Ingram Nissan, we want to keep you as informed as possible on driving safety advice. What are the risks of hydroplaning? We have the answer to that question and some useful driving advice in this blog post. Keep reading to learn more!
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What is hydroplaning?
Tips to avoid hydroplaning while driving
There are a number of ways that you can maintain control over your vehicle and avoid hydroplaning when driving in wet conditions. The more in-control you can keep your vehicle, the better you can manage your tires’ traction to the road surface. When driving in rain, make sure to keep your speed as low as possible. Always remember that the posted speed limit is for ideal conditions only. This will increase your control over your vehicle, and allow you a longer reaction time to an obstruction in the roadway. Make sure that your tires have ample tread left on them, as balding tires have inherently less traction. Another major tip is to not use cruise control when the road surface is wet. While this is a great feature on long stretches of dry roads, cruise control’s steady and usually high speeds make hydroplaning very easy.
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