When it starts to rain, a new hazard presents itself on the roads of Milford. In order to prevent hydroplaning, there are a few steps to take. At i.g. Burton BMW, we want to share them with you so that the whole community can all be safer.

The first thing to do is reduce your speed. Going just five to ten miles per hour less than the speed limit can make a big difference in the amount of traction you are getting. You will want to avoid sharp steering, sudden braking, and pressing the accelerator too hard.

Standing water can be dangerous, even if it is not very deep. That is why you should avoid the outside lanes, where water tends to accumulate, whenever possible. Another reason that driving slower works in your favor is it gives you more time to react to hazards ahead, including puddles.

 

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