Other Rainy Weather Tips

Besides slowing down, other wet weather driving tips include:

  • Allow extra following distance.
  • Pass with caution.
  • Keep windshield wiping equipment in good shape.
  • Keep the windshield washer fluid reservoir filled.
  • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires .
  • Turn off cruise control.
    See also:

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