Health Tip: Driving in the Rain

Suggestions to prevent accidents

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(HealthDay News) -- Slick roadways are a prime contributor to car accidents. But practicing safe driving techniques while it's raining or snowing can help lessen your chances of ending up in a fender bender.

The National Safety Council offers these suggestions:

  • Drive slowly and cautiously, especially on curves.
  • Leave plenty of space between you and other cars.
  • When you need to stop or slow down, brake slowly and gently -- never slam on the brakes.
  • If your car starts to skid, slowly take your foot off the gas and turn in the direction you want the front of the car to go.
  • Stay away from puddles, and try to travel in the same part of the road as cars before you.

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