When driving in the rain, motorists are encouraged to:
– Reduce speed and watch for puddles or dips in the road where water may be pooling.
– Drive with headlights on. It will increase visibility and will also make the vehicle more visible to other drivers.
– Refrain from using cruise control and making jerky stops and starts to prevent hydroplaning due to the buildup of water on the roads. If motorists start to hydroplane, they should stay calm and take their foot off the gas. Slowing down will usually restore contact and friction with the road surface.
The RCMP needs the support of all motorists to keep our roadways safe because road safety begins with the person behind the wheel of a vehicle.