Driving in Wet Weather
Driving is always a potentially dangerous activity that requires training, focus, and care. This is especially true during or immediately after a period of rain. In these hazardous conditions, drivers need to adjust their behavior to the environment. It is not only safer; it is a legal requirement.
When drivers take risks in poor weather, they are not only putting themselves in danger; they become a threat to all of the other cars and pedestrians around them. If you or a member of your family has been harmed by such an act of negligence, our Iowa personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Tips for Safe Driving in Rain
Rain makes driving more dangerous by reducing visibility and giving tires less traction on the road. To compensate for this, drivers in rainy conditions should be sure to take certain precautions, such as:
- Slow down. Even driving at the speed limit can be dangerous when the roads are slick. The wetter the roads are, or the more difficult it is to see, the slower you should go.
- Lightly press down on your brakes after driving through a puddle. Water can get into the brake system and cause it to fail; tapping the brakes allows some of it to dry.
- Keep plenty of space between your car and the one ahead of you. It may take longer for your car to reach a complete stop than it would in drier circumstances. You need to make sure you will not rear-end the other car if it stops suddenly.
If you have been hurt by a driver who did not even follow basic safety protocol like these, you could be able to receive repayment for losses such as medical bills and property repairs. Our Iowa driver negligence attorneys can explain how.
The Iowa driver error injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. fight for the rights of negligence victims. To learn how we could help you, contact us at 877-327-2600.