Safety Tips > Driving in Rainy Conditions
Some Reminders When You Are On The Road In The Rain.
Sure it sprinkles close to every day in Hawaii, but when it starts to downpour, conditions can change quickly. Here are a few tips to consider before getting behind the wheel in the rain.
~ First, maintain your car by keeping your brakes in good condition, tire pressure is accurate, windshield wipers are functioning and effective, defroster works properly, and tire tread depth is ample.
~ Always drive with your headlights on. Visibility is key when it is raining hard, so keep those lights on!
~ Plan ahead and allow for more travel time. This means leaving a few minutes early so you can drive with more caution along the way.
~ Increase the stopping distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, especially when following trucks and busses. Brake earlier and with less force than you normally would.