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TRAVEL TIPS & TRENDS
Driving in the Rain
By Lydia Quinn
PUDDLES AND FLOODING
Try to avoid going through puddles. Stay on the inner area of the road if at all possible. On freeways and highways, large and heavy trucks tend to stay on the outer lanes, making them more susceptible to puddles. Staying on inner lanes of a highway or road will allow you to avoid many of these puddles.
NO MATTER THE SEASON,
time of year or area of the country you live in, you’ll want to be prepared for when the rain falls and disrupts your drive time.
is lessened by fog, mist or heavy rain. Turning on your lights helps your visibility and makes your vehicle much easier for others to see, especially those in oncoming traffic.
AVOID FLOODED AREAS
It’s important to avoid flooded areas completely. When you see running water going across a roadway, do not attempt to cross it. Find an alternate route or simply wait.
During especially heavy rain or fog, don’t hesitate to pull over to the side of the road or completely off the road until visibility is better.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, consider special tires that are meant to increase performance, traction and safety when it’s raining. Carrying snow chains is a smart idea if you travel in areas where it snows. Rain can suddenly turn to snow, so having chains can be extremely important.
ALLOW MORE TIME
If you’re traveling long distances when it’s storming or the forecast is for rainy weather, make sure to leave early and allow plenty of extra time to get to your destination. This will allow you to drive as slowly and safely as you need to. The most important thing to remember is to exercise caution and common sense when driving in the rain. G
It’s crucial to slow down when driving in rain. It’s also important to brake properly during rain. Make sure to brake slowly and more softly than usual. Also, brake earlier so that you can warn the person behind you that you are slowing down.
For extra safety, turn on your headlights during the day, especially if visibility
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2011
Travel Tips & Trends
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
Can You Think in Reverse?
Food and Beverage
U.S. Flag Protocol
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Fall 2011