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Advice for preventing wet road accidents while driving

The summer months in Georgia come with increased rainfall and that means slicker and slipperier roads that result in unintended vehicle accidents. In order to prevent becoming a summer vehicle accident statistic, you may want to take some precautions every time the sky opens up with wet and stormy weather. Here are some wet driving tips from AAA that will help you stay safe on rainy roads:

Don't use cruise control

Cruise control means that you'll be slightly less attentive and you won't be able to react as quickly as usual. If you're driving on the interstate with cruise control and it starts to rain, your car could suddenly lose traction on a puddle or wet spot. Having cruise control engaged could delay your ability to respond appropriately in these situations.

Don't make jerky movements and slow down

When the roads are wet, you need to reduce your speed, avoid breaking too hard and avoid turning the steering wheel too sharply. This will help you maintain control of your car. This is especially important if your car starts to skid, when it's important to take your foot off the accelerator and let your car slow down naturally.

Give yourself more space

When traffic slows down in wet weather, the most irresponsible drivers crowd up behind the slower drivers and tailgate them. You need to do the exact opposite. You need to provide as much distance as possible between you and other cars so that there's more time to react in case of a sudden stop or an unexpected obstacle.

Buy fresh tires

The newer your tires, the better they'll maintain traction in wet driving conditions.

If you were hurt in a rainy weather accident, you may want to check to see whose fault the accident was. In some cases, injured accident victims are on the right side of the law in terms of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

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