How to Drive Safe in the Rain

Here’s a bit of a departure from the politics and parenting essays. Tonight I’ve decided to tackle a topic that was racing through my brain at 11:30 am this morning when I found myself on the highway driving my Jetta through a rain storm. As I attempted to chat on my cell phone (hands free of course), I actually had to hang up on my friend when I realized I could hardly see out my window.
With raindrops pelting my windshield faster than my wipers could mop them up, my knuckles clutched the steering wheel and I stared several feet ahead of me so that I could be on the lookout for puddles and falling trees. And then I tried to do a driver’s ed re-cap in my brain. If I hit a major puddle, do I brake or do I ride through it? If a tree falls in front of me, do I swerve or halt? And if someone’s humongous truck splashes water on my windshield so that I can’t see anything in front of me, do I brake and put my hazards on or keep going?
I don’t have all the answers to my safety questions, so tonight, I visited this website which offers great safety tips on driving during all kinds of weather. So the next time a storm hits, brush up on your driving skills and avoid those puddles!

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