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Do you know how to avoid hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning occurs when a tire (or tires) lose contact with the road, typically as a result of standing water. If this happens, you'll temporarily lose control of your vehicle, which greatly increases the risk of an accident.

It's important to take steps to avoid hydroplaning, such as the following:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated (check for this at least once a month)
  • Replace your tires when necessary, as bald tires increase the likelihood of hydroplaning
  • Slow down when driving in wet conditions
  • Don't accelerate and decelerate quickly
  • Drive in a lower gear
  • Avoid quick and sharp turns
  • Keep an eye out for standing water, such as puddles

Remember, any amount of moisture on the road increases the risk of hydroplaning. It doesn't have to be a driving rainstorm to pose a threat.

As you take caution in wet weather, don't be surprised if other drivers ignore the conditions. These people put everyone on the road in danger, as they're more likely to lose control of their vehicle.

If another driver causes an accident, such as the result of hydroplaning, move to safety, if possible, and call 911 to request assistance.

After you receive medical treatment, file an insurance claim, review the police report and collect any information to show that the other driver was responsible for the accident.

While your primary goal is to make a full recovery, don't lose sight of the fact that you should also seek compensation for your injuries, damage to your vehicle and other losses. Neglecting to do so will only complicate your situation.

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