The snow may be gone, but now that spring has arrived, a new road hazard has taken its place: flash floods.
Though you may aim to begin your trips when the skies are clear, you just never know when the rain will begin. In the event of a flash flood, try to remember these flood driving safety tips:
- Slow down as soon as the rain begins, because this time period is when hydroplaning is most likely to occur.
- Never attempt to drive through a sitting body of water; just 12 inches of water can cause your vehicle to float.
- Keep your eyes peeled for floating debris, and avoid areas with downed power lines entirely.
- If your car does become stuck, as frustrating as it may be – you need to abandon the vehicle and seek shelter. You are more important than your car!
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