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How to drive safely in the rain

If you live in the state of Maryland, you're well aware of the fact that the spring months can bring quite a bit of rain to the area. While this can be enjoyable at times, this is anything but the case if you find yourself behind the wheel of your car during a rainstorm.

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you're driving as safely as possible in the rain. Consider making these changes to your driving style:

-- Slow down. Rain can make it difficult to see what is happening around you. Furthermore, this makes it more difficult to stop your vehicle in a hurry. With both these things in mind, you must slow down when the rain begins to fall. Making this one change will go a long way in improving your safety.

-- Turn your lights on. This does two things. First off, it makes it easier for you to see where you are going. Secondly, it allows other drivers to see your vehicle. This may not be the first thing you think about when the rain begins to pour, but you should definitely switch your lights on at the first sign of a drop.

-- Give yourself more space. There is never a good time to closely follow another vehicle. This is even more so the case when it's raining. You should give yourself plenty of space between other vehicles, as this will come in handy should you need to stop quickly or make an abrupt maneuver to avoid an accident.

There is no way of avoiding the rain in the state of Maryland. From the months of April to June, you know that there will be many days when the rain is falling and the road conditions are less than desirable.

If you find yourself involved in a car accident, focus your time and energy on your health and well being. From there, once you know your injuries and the type of treatment you require, you can consult with an attorney to better understand your legal rights.

If another person made a mistake that caused the accident, such as driving too fast in the rain, you may be able to file a claim to receive compensation.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

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