Safety Tips for Driving in Heavy Dallas Thunderstorms

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Over the past few days the Dallas – Fort Worth area has received significant rainfall in the form of heavy thunderstorms. Rain is often the cause of motor vehicle accidents throughout the metroplex, so here are a few tips to follow the next time you hit the roads in the rain.

  1. Take your time and allocate additional minutes to reach your destination, as traffic may move slower due to weather conditions.
  2. Illuminate your headlights to ensure improved visibility for yourself and other drivers on the road.
  3. It’s advisable to drive in the middle lane(s) since water tends to accumulate more on the outer lanes.
  4. Before rainfall, clear your windows of fog and inspect your windshield wipers for their effectiveness, replacing them if necessary.
  5. Refrain from driving through flooded roadways when you are unable to see the pavement clearly, as water can negatively affect your brakes.
  6. After passing through any water-filled roads, make sure to test your brakes to ensure their functionality.
  7. Maintain a larger distance between your vehicle and those ahead of you, so that you can anticipate braking instances and avoid water spray from other cars that could impair your vision.
  8. In case you start hydroplaning, remain cautious not to over-steer or abruptly hit the brakes. Instead, keep the steering wheel straight and slowly lift your foot off the accelerator, as suggested by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  9. Refrain from texting or utilizing a hand-held cell phone while driving, as it is both illegal and perilous.
  10. Lastly, when approaching areas with roadwork or construction crews at work, lessen your speed and proceed with caution for added safety in the cone zone.


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