Hurricane season is here and 2021 is expected to be another above-normal season, according to NOAA. If you must travel in severe weather, we encourage all drivers to keep a few things in mind.
Drive With Extra Caution When It’s Raining:
Drive Slowly – It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick road. Increase your following distance so you’ll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you. Also remember that every vehicle handles differently; this is particularly true when driving on wet roads.
Turn Around Don’t Drown – People often underestimate the power of rushing water. It only takes 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars, and just two feet of rushing water can carry away most trucks and SUVs. The CDC reports the most common type of flood-related drowning occurs when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. When you see the road is flooded, or if there are barriers blocking the road, turn around.
Read the article at NHTSA.