RCMP are encouraging motorists to use caution on Nova Scotia roadways today. Already there is localized flooding and a significant amount of water accumulating on the highways.
This system is supposed to continue today with much of Nova Scotia getting heavy rain.
‘When water builds up on a roadway, large pools of water can surprise a driver. The possibility of hydroplaning is real and can be a dangerous situation. The most important thing motorists can do is reduce their speed and listen to road reports,’ says Cpl. Scott MacRae, RCMP Metro Traffic Services. ‘Reducing your speed allows drivers to have more time to react and increases tire traction on the highway.’
RCMP offer the following tips for driving in the rain:
Avoid using cruise control
Brake earlier and with less force
Avoid sudden jerks or turns of the steering wheel
Keep both hands on the wheel
Beware of other vehicles around you.
SLOW DOWN . . .
‘RCMP will be on the highways today assisting the public when needed. As well, police and emergency responders will be responding to motor vehicle crashes and collisions. Please slow down so everyone can be safe today.’