Be Careful When Driving in the Rain

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Rainy weather can make it difficult to navigate the roadways. Here are tips to decrease the risk of an accident during the rain:

  • Ensure that your headlights are working and are on at all times. 

According to New York State law, if your windshield wipers are being used then your headlights must be on to increase visibility.

  • Inspect your vehicle to ensure that all safety features are working. 

It is extremely dangerous to be driving in bad weather without adequate safety features, which is why it is imperative that you maintain your vehicle regularly.   

  • Slow down and take your time. 

The rain causes the ground to become slippery, which can decrease your ability to stop.   When traveling during the rain, it is important to give yourself additional time get to your destination. In addition, a person should drive slower and leave extra space between other cars.

  • Do not use cruise control. 

Using cruise control slows down a person’s reaction timing, which can have fatal consequences during inclement weather. 

  • Be cautious of tractor-trailers. 

It is important to be aware of tractor-trailers during bad weather. These large vehicles have a lot of blind spots, take additional time to come to a stop, and can topple over. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve. Put the experienced personal injury attorneys of Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC on your side, so you and your family are able to receive the compensation the law provides. Contact (718) 238-2400 for a consultation today.

 

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