Advice when driving in Wet Weather
It’s important to take extra care when driving in wet weather, and in the case of heavy rain and flood it may even be better for car insurance to reconsider if the journey is really needed or if there is an alternative way to get to a destination.
If possible, leave your car on high ground, make sure it’s locked and any valuables are removed or out of sight.
Wet weather driving tips:
• Ensure your windscreen wipers are in good working condition and aren't worn or damaged
• Make sure your headlights, including your fog lights are working
• Double the distance between you and the car in front as your stopping distance in wet weather is longer
• Don’t drive fast through standing water as you could lose steering control
• If you break down in the rain, don’t leave your bonnet open while waiting for the breakdown service – a damp engine is harder to start again.
Driving in a flood
• Drive slowly through deeper water and use a lower gear to keep your revs high - if you can't see the road you won't know how deep the water is so be cautious
• Don’t drive over bridges or fords where there is a danger that your vehicle could be washed away or hit by other objects in the flowing water.