Safe Driving In the Rain

Driving Safely in the Rain

Some extraordinary tips on Safe Driving In the Rain have recently been received in an email. These are so amazing, yet the solution is so very simple, that we are passing them straight on to you via this page.

Have you ever floundered around in a heavy downpour, cursing that your visibility was exceedingly poor?

Hard to believe but while driving during a heavy downpour in the daytime - wear your sun glasses. This is a solution that is offered here.

We are not sure why this works, but it does.

This method was told passed on to us by a Police friend who had experienced and confirmed it.

It is useful...even driving at night.

Most motorists turn the wipers onto HIGH or FASTEST SPEED during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windshield is still bad......

In the event that youshould face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and miracle!

All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.

No, not done by smoke and mirrors - just by wearing SUN GLASSES - just when you think you do not need them. In pouring rain, in your car. It sounds like total madness but strangely, it works.

Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea.

Amazing you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling.

You can see where the rain bounces off the road. It works to eliminate the "blindness" from passing lorries spraying you too.

It also helps eliminate the "kick-up" spray that comes if you are following a van or lorry in the rain. Remember, never 'tail gate' a vehicle - allow sufficient breaking space as you never know when you are likely to need it. This applies to wherever and whenever you are driving. Give yourself safety space.

This little sun glasses tip should be included in driver's training - it really does work. When a driver is young and learning they are more likely to think of sun glasses as 'cool'. What better time to drive (excuse this pun) home this good safety advice.

ALSO - If your vehicle is fitted with Cruise Control never drive in the rain with this feature switched on.

This warning should be listed on the driver's seat sun-visor - NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE ROAD IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning.

We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the road is dry.

NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.

We pass this information on to you regarding safe driving in the rain
and would welcome any comments you have to make.

Tried and Tested.

We tried wearing sun glasses while driving in a heavy downpour of rain - as recommended above, and are pleased to report that this definitely made an improvement to visibility.

Take a look at the other driving related pages listed below and you are sure to pick up several good money saving tips that will either lessen your fuel consumption or assist you in everyday driving.

Don't forget to pass on to us any driving tips of your own. These will be welcomed by your fellow readers. Think cars, think safety and like James Bond - you only live once!

Safe Driving In the Rain

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