Slowing down while driving in wet weather may be the safest thing a driver can do
Studies show that approximately 25% of all car crashes occur in bad weather, and most of those occur when the pavement is wet. Most drivers realize that snow and ice can cause them to lose control of their cars, but many drivers underestimate the dangers that rain can pose. For this reason, more people are apt to venture out in wet weather and do not realize the need to reduce speeds when traveling on wet roads. Allowing for increased following distances is also a strategy that provides drivers with more time to react if something dangerous occurs in their path.