Driving safely in the rain

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Driving during downfalls can be dangerous, even for skilled drivers. When visibility is affected and the roads get wet and slippery, your vehicle can become difficult to control.

Since driving in the rain is a regular part of our lives here in Ireland, FBD Insurance has provided some top driving tips for tackling torrential rain safely this season.

Slow down Reducing speed will also decrease your stopping distance. It will allow your car pass through puddles smoothly, without spraying pedestrians or other road users. Driving at a safe speed will help you avoid “aquaplaning” or water build-up under your tyres, so you maintain maximum traction and steering ability on the road.

Allow sufficient distance Your stopping distance o