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Here are five more simple and easy-to-use tips to ensure your maximum safety while driving in heavy rain.
Category: Miscellaneous Advice
Persistent rainfall and low temperatures over last couple of weeks has given Singaporeans a vague taste of winter.
However, the unceasing rain also makes for dangerous conditions on the roads. We've already seen one serious accident recently, and we of course want everyone to be safe out there.
We’ve previously covered some of the more technical pointers about driving in the wet, such as dealing with aquaplaning, and making sure your tyres have plenty of tread left. Here, we give you some simple and cost-effective tips to ensure that you remain as safe as possible while driving in heavy rain.
1. Make sure your wipers are doing their job
A new set of wipers isn't expensive at all, costing as little as just $10. However, ensuring your wipers are in good condition and doing their job is crucial to ensuring that you are safe on the roads.
With rain incessantly coming down, making sure you have good visibility is everything. Old wipers may just spread water all over your windscreen instead of wiping the rain droplets away.
2. Brake early, brake lightly
Wet roads mean that your car's braking distance is increased - you want to brake earlier and lightly to gradually shed speed.
Additionally, braking early and lightly also gives the vehicle behind you more time to react. You must also account for the fact that other road users are equally compromised as you are (possibly even more). You don’t want to causing a pile up on the highway, do you?