The Dangers of Driving on Wet Roads

In case you have been living under a rock, Southeast Iowa has experienced relatively large amounts of rainfall in the previous few weeks. While we are thankful for the rain, unfortunately rain can make driving awfully difficult.

Before departing on the open roads, consider doing some checks on your vehicle first. Inspect your wiper blades and make sure they are operational, be sure that your brake lights and headlights work, and that your tires are properly inflated. When on the road, reduce your speed and increase your following distance from the vehicle in front of you. Do not use cruise control in wet weather, as that can cause you to lose control.

Make sure to be safe on the roads this wet season.