Even though a summer rain shower can provide welcome relief from the heat, everyone knows that driving in the rain comes with its own set of hazards. We at Jim Fisher Volvo Cars Portland want you to stay safe regardless of the driving conditions. Here are some tips we hope you keep in mind any time you get behind the wheel.

Rain clouds block out the sun and that can create a visibility problem for drivers. Turning on your headlights will not only illuminate your pathway, but it will allow other drivers to see you better. At the same time, don’t follow other cars too closely because wet roads can be slippery.

There’s another thing you should remember about following too closely. Water splashed on your windshield from oncoming traffic can blind you temporarily. That means if the car ahead of you stops, you might not be aware of it until it’s too late.

 

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