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Driving in Rainy Weather

When we are driving, rain can begin at any time. We never know for sure when it’s coming, but we do know that when it does, driving conditions immediately become less safe. It is important to be prepared for these conditions so you can be as safe as possible while driving in the rain. Consider taking the following steps:

  • Check your brakes routinely. It is a good idea to have your brakes routinely checked so that you can be sure your car will be able to make quick stops when necessary, even on wet streets.
  • Check the tread on your tires routinely. Your tires are extremely important to your safety while driving on wet streets. The traction that your tires get allows you to keep control of your vehicle. If the tread has worn down, you will have less traction and in the event of rain, you will have even less. The water on the road comes between your tires and the road, reducing the grip that your tires have.
  • Get your windshield wipers replaced every few oil changes. If you notice that you aren’t getting the best vision out of your windshield when it rains, your windshield wipers might be the reason. Most lube shops keep windshield wipers on site, so it is simple to ask them to replace your old ones when you are getting your oil changed.

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The streets become much more dangerous when it is raining. Drivers should be more alert and cautious during these conditions, but many are not. This leads to mistakes while driving that can cause wrecks and serious injuries. If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligent actions in rainy weather, contact the Wausau automobile accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.