Hurricane Season Brings Increased Rain and Dangerous Driving Conditions
GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Last hurricane season, Florida Highway Patrol reported 671 crashes in Alachua County.
137 of those crashes involved rainy weather, almost too much to be a coincidence for some.
North Central Florida Safety Council Director, Jeff Sims says, “... it is much more difficult for drivers to see in front of them, what their surroundings are and its much much more difficult to stop.”
Sims recommends maintaining a safe following distance of three seconds on wet roads.
If your car does lose traction, don't slam on your brakes but take your foot off the accelerator until you regain control.
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