Have you ever worried about skidding off the road when it’s raining? Are you concerned about other drivers and whether they can handle operating their car safely when there’s wind, rain, or any other adverse weather?
It is frequently been said that Californians are worst at driving in the rain. The typically mild weather and sunny skies can make it difficult for people to operate their vehicles without panic. Actual data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows just how dangerous rain can be on California traffic accidents.
For example, looking at Los Angeles, a researcher found that rainy weather causes more accidents than dry weather, and at certain periods of the day, the hourly accident rate is as much as doubled. Approximately one-quarter of all weather-related vehicle accidents across the country happen in adverse weather conditions.
Nearly, half of these occurred during rain fall. Certain states have a lower chance of weather related accidents. A couple of tips can help you to avoid the chances of winding up in a rain-related crash. These include:
- Having an appropriate distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Turning on your lights rather using high beams in fog.
- Using your windshield’s wiper.
- Verifying the tread of your tires to ensure that you can stop appropriately.
- Treating any broken traffic light like a stop sign.
- Being prepared to handle your vehicle if it begins to hydroplane.
Many people panic when driving rain and this is an all too common cause of vehicle accidents. Bear in mind that even if you are thoroughly experienced at driving in the rain that not everyone else on the road might approach these weather incidents with the same level of caution.
This means that you need to be prepared for anything and everything. If you have already been hurt in a rain related accident, you need the support of an experienced personal injury lawyer in California who can help you to put together a case and show how your life has been forever changed by being hurt in a serious vehicle accident.