DPPD: Tips for handling hydroplaning in wet conditions.

It’s been raining a lot, so make sure your windshield wipers are working, and you’re driving safely. When there’s standing water on the surface of the road, your vehicle can hydroplane. Hydroplaning is when the tires of your vehicle are riding on top of the standing water instead of the surface of the road. When your vehicle hydroplanes, you lose control of the ability to steer your vehicle in the right direction. Do not speed and make sure your tires are in good condition to drive in the rain.
If your vehicle is hydroplaning, follow these tips to gain control of your vehicle.

1) Take your foot off the accelerator and do not brake suddenly
2) Turn your steering wheel in the direction your car is hydroplaning
3) You will feel the tires reconnect with the surface of the road
4) Most importantly, do not panic

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