When your vehicle is hydroplaning you’re actually riding on a thin layer of water. You can’t steer. You can’t brake. It’s a scary situation and it can happen on any wet road surface.
What makes it particularly dangerous, however, is that hydroplaning very often occurs during the first 10 minutes of a light rain.
Drivers of all ages and experience levels can get fooled into thinking the road just isn’t that wet—and therefore not that dangerous. But roads often have a light residue of oil on the surface, and the combination of oil and water make it deceptively slick—particularly at speeds of 35 miles per hour or more.
Again, one of the things that make it so dangerous is that often motorists aren’t even aware of it. They never see it coming. The good news is there are ways to avoid hydroplaning.
How can we protect our teen drivers and our entire families against hydroplaning?
Here are 10 simple tips:
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