Safety Tips For Driving In The Rain

Nevada Insurance Enrollment Explains Tips for Driving in the Rain in Nevada

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- While rain is a common enough occurrence in other states, Nevada only gets rain about 40 days per year. In the southern region of the state, residents typically only see rain 25 days out of the year. Not surprisingly, many people forget how to drive in it. Knowing how rain contributes to accidents and how to adapt can help you keep a level head during a surprise storm.

Carefully Assess Conditions
Roads are built to handle the weather of the climate they are in, so if your city gets an unusual weather event, the safety of the roads may be compromised. In Las Vegas, roads are particularly slick at the beginning of the storm. That is because they are built without a drainage layer. Dust, oil and grime collect on the surface of the road. When it rains and these mix with water, the dirt settles to the bottom and the oil rises to the top, creating a very slick surface. Knowing what to expect and adjusting accordingly can help you avoid an accident.

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Maintain a Cushion Between You and Other Drivers
The posted speed limit may be too fast in a heavy storm, especially if traffic flow is slowed. As much as possible, keep a distance of 5 seconds between you and the car in front of you.

Make Sure You Are Prepared
Driving in heavy rain is challenging, but it is even more so if you cannot see because your windows are dirty or it has been too long since you have replaced your windshield wipers. At least monthly, clean the inside and outside of your windows and windshield. Make sure you top off your windshield washer fluid weekly and aim to replace your wiper blades at least annually.

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Nevada Insurance Enrollment
4260 W. Craig Road suite #150-A
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 898-0554

Nevada Insurance Enrollment
Shelly Rogers

Source: Nevada Insurance Enrollment
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