Before You Move!


Make sure that your vehicle parts / accessories are in working condition


Replace old or brittle wipers


Make sure that you have enough Fuel in your fuel tank


While on the Move!


First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather


Stay toward the middle lanes – water tends to pool in the outer lanes


Drive on the tracks of a vehicle ahead of you


Don’t follow large trucks or buses too closely. Their tyres splash water that ultimately obstructs your vision


Be more alert. Watch out for brake lights in front of you


Turn your headlights on even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions


Avoid off-road driving


Never drive beyond the limits of visibility


Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground through it; your car could be swept off the road.


When driving through a puddle of uncertain depth, go slow. If it’s deeper than the bottom of your doors, turn around and find another route


If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms


Always stay in touch with Weather page / radio channel / news bulletin



About the Author: Robin Patras’ a seasoned security professional working out of Karachi Pakistan. He can be contacted on twitter at @RobinPatras

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