Rain, Wind and Motorway Driving

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Wet weather. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads (download ‘Typical stopping distances’ (PDF, 127KB)). This is because your tires have less grip on the road. In wet weather

  • you should keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability to see and plan ahead
  • if the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tires from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually
  • the rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen
  • be aware of the dangers of spilt diesel that will make the surface very slippery (see Annex 6: Vehicle maintenance, safety and security)
  • take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Hafezi’s Comments :

Before setting off make sure

1. You have checked your tire pressure

2. You take extra blankets with you

3.  You have topped your screen wash

4.  To move into inside lane as soon as you can after over taking

5.  To keep double the distance between you and the vehicle ahead

6. Try not to over take long and large vehicles

If you are unfortunate and get involved in an accident , call the police and keep calm and move away on to the motorway embankment

Abdul Hafezi