Eleven Tips To Avoid or Handle Hydroplaning

During the summer, weather patterns can change quickly, bringing in torrential downpours. As a result, visibility can be significantly reduced and large amounts of rainwater can collect on our roadways.

During rainy conditions, hydroplaning can occur. Hydroplaning is a function of speed, inadequate tire tread, and standing water. Hydroplaning occurs when water on the road causes your tires to lose contact with the road. This loss of contact results in a loss of steering and braking.

Why is hydroplaning so dangerous? When people realize they’re hydroplaning, they panic and start overcorrecting. Overcorrecting too much can send your car veering out of control. Click here for tips to avoid hydroplaning

 

 

Information Courtesy of West Bend