Tips for driving in the rain
The king cares about you, come rain or shine.
So can we talk about that rain last week…? Crazy. If anyone in Gauteng was caught in the downpour while driving, then hats off to you. It was certainly no small thing trying to navigate your way through poor visibility, wiper blades doing their impression of the Flash, and every other driver doing their best to get to their destination.
And apparently that’s not the last of the rain for a number of areas across South Africa as we bid farewell to summer… That’s why we’ve taken the time to help anyone and everyone drive more safely the next time they’re caught in the rain with a few essential tips for driving in bad weather conditions.
Firstly, slow down and take your time. Not only does it help you approach the rest of your trip with more peace, it also allows you to be more aware of what is happening around you and gives you time to respond appropriately. Slowing down is also the only way to keep your car from hydroplaning.
Secondly, give other cars on the road some breathing room. Remember that rule when you were learning to drive that told you to leave a car’s space between yourself and the okeypoke in front of you? Well, it’s a pretty solid safety tip in general, and particularly during bad weather conditions.
Lastly, turn your lights on. In some cases where the downpour is very heavy, your lights don’t help you see in front of you. BUT… This isn’t necessarily to always help you see further. What it also does is make you more visible to others on the road and is a huge factor when it comes to driving safely during bad weather conditions.
At the end of the day, we want you to be safe and sound on the road, so we hope that you find these simple tips helpful and easy to execute. We also have made sure to help you and your budget out when it comes to giving your car the royal touch you deserve with our affordable cover, decreasing premiums, and our quick and efficient claims process that helps you get through to the other side with the greatest of ease.