With so many afternoon thunderstorms in the summer, we’ve all driven in stormy weather and worried about accidents. When roads are wet, they’re infinitely more dangerous, particularly when other drivers choose not to slow down. Experts believe many hydroplaning accidents can be prevented by driving below the posted speed limit. Always watch the road for standing or running water, but also watch the spray being produced by cars ahead of you. You’ll get a good indication of whether or not it’s safe to pass through larger puddles.
Remember, if you do start to hydroplane, don’t touch the brakes. Instead, remove your foot from the gas and let the car simply coast until the hydroplaning stops.