Avoiding a New Haven Auto Accident During a Summer Rain Storm

June 6, 2017
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It is no surprise that summer rain storms can be can be extremely violent and drop large amounts of precipitation on roadways. Weather can be a contributing factor to New Haven auto accidents. Take extra precautions when traveling in wet, stormy weather.

  1. Don’t tailgate. The spray created by tires, especially those of large trucks and busses, limits your vision. If you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  2. Avoid splashing pedestrians.
  3. Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground; it could sweep you and your car off the road!
  4. Use headlights in rainy, gloomy, foggy and overcast conditions. Not only will you have greater visibility, but other cars will be able to get a better view of you.
  5. When traveling New Haven roadways in the rain, stay toward the middle lane. Roadways are crowned and water tends to pool in the outer lanes.
  6. Never drive through a large puddle. You will not be able to determine if there is a sink hole beneath the surface.
  7. If you can, avoid using your brakes. If road conditions are wet, applying your brakes could cause your vehicle to hydroplane. Take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down.
  8. Avoid off-road driving. Judging the actual depth of a puddle is challenging and your vehicle could become stuck (even SUVs).

If you or a loved one was injured a New Haven auto accident attorney may be able to help. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm have been helping New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline’s injured for nearly 60 years. Contact our office today to a schedule your free consultation.