Rainstorms and Driving
While Wisconsin’s major roadway concerns are snow and ice during the winter, rainstorms present serious risks to drivers throughout the rest of the year. As hard rain can cut visibility to a fraction of what it normally is, drivers must pay close attention to the road during this kind of weather. As well as losing sight of what lies ahead, drivers can lose significant grip in their tires from slick roads. In addition, dangerous sliding and hydroplaning can occur. If drivers do not take proper safety precautions, they could put other innocent drivers and passengers at risk of serious injury.
If you have been in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 1-800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights as an injury victim.
Staying Safe in Bad Weather
The presence of a downpour does not automatically mean that all drivers should stop and wait for it to pass. With the proper precautions, drivers can typically continue safely on to their destinations without incident. Following these simple safety tips can help reduce the risk of an accident:
- Make sure windshield wipers are clean and fully functioning
- Turn on headlamps when windshield wipers are being used
- Accelerate more slowly, drive at a slower speed, and do not make quick turns
- Brake much more slowly and over a greater distance
- Signal sooner to accommodate for slower braking
- If possible, drive within the tracks of the vehicle ahead
By using common sense and paying extra attention, drivers can help avoid calamity in wet weather. However, if you are not comfortable with the weather conditions, consider pulling over at a rest station, store, or even a restaurant until the weather changes.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the reckless driving of another person, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 for more information.