Here in the UK, it is quite possible that at one point or another, you are going to have to drive in heavy rain. Accidents are much more likely in any kind of adverse weather conditions, because it makes it that bit more difficult to drive safely, and decreases driver visibility, which of course makes it more difficult to see potential hazards.
Regardless of what the weather is doing, if you are hit by another driver you may still be able to claim compensation with the help of no-win, no-fee lawyers in Abercynon, so it is important that you know how to drive safely in heavy rain, to avoid the possibility of hitting someone yourself.
Plan your Journey
If you can’t avoid travelling in heavy rain, or any other kind of intense weather, you can at least carefully plan your route. You’ll avoid large bodies of water and any other area where flooding or being blown off the road may be a risk.
Keep your Speed Down Without Causing New Risks
You do not have to reach the speed limit when driving in inclement weather, in fact it is actively discouraged. In heavy rain the road is going to be slippery, which makes it harder for your wheels to gain traction which makes it hard to stop suddenly or even take corners safely. You also have to think about spray – both in front of you, and the one you are creating behind you.
Watch your Headlights
In heavy rain, snow and fog it is a legal requirement to have your headlights on (even in the daytime). Ensure sure that you use dipped headlights, these will show other drivers where you are without dazzling them, and will also help you to find your way.
Call Accident Advice Helpline Today for no-win, no-fee lawyers in Abercynon
If you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim against someone who has hit your car, then you will have to prove that the accident was not your fault.
By far the best way to determine if you have a case or not, is to call Accident Advice Helpline, rather than local no-win, no-fee lawyers in Abercynon, and speak to one of our highly trained legal advisers.
They will take all of your details, and those of the circumstances surrounding the accident and of the accident itself. After talking you through the claims process, and advising you of your options, you will have the option of taking things further and actually making that compensation claim.
Calls to us are no-obligation, and the number can be found at the top of this screen – so, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and see how we can help you.
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown