When driving in heavy rain, you may experience the hazard of 'aquaplaning'. What is aquaplaning and how can you avoid it happening to you?
Aquaplaning is caused when surface water accumulates between a vehicle's tyres and the road surface it is running on. This causes a loss of traction between the tyres and the road, meaning that the driver is unable to steer, accelerate or brake. Aquaplaning is especially dangerous when you're driving at night and you can't see surface water until it is too late.
Signs that your vehicle is aquaplaning include:
How to stop your car from aquaplaning
If your vehicle begins aquaplaning, don't panic. Follow these steps to regain control:
It is extremely important that you don't panic and slam the brakes on. Harsh braking or steering could cause you to lose control of your car completely, resulting in a collision.
Aquaplaning is an extremely dangerous hazard that can easily result in a serious accident. Follow the tips given above to make sure that you enjoy safe driving and consult with a driving instructor or other such professional if you have questions.Share
23 February 2017
I want to get some balance in my life, so I've decided that I need to take some art classes this year. It should be really fun. I'm going with my sister, and neither of us is that great at art, so I think it will be interesting to see how much we improve over the year with some professional help. If nothing else it should be funny to see what we produce! We are keeping track of our progress on this blog, so hopefully each week you'll see our art getting a little better and easier to look at.