Turn your headlights on and do not use Cruise Control!
Last night parts of Gauteng already experienced light rain showers. Drivers can expect more hazardous road conditions as the oil and grease, collected on the roads during the dry season, is now lifting and heavy rains have not washed it away yet. This makes the roads even more slippery and hazardous than during the rest of the rainy season.
The MD of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says if you do find your car starting to skid, follow these tips. “The most important thing is to gradually reduce your speed. Don’t brake harshly and suddenly. Keep both hands on the steering wheel. Look where you want to be. While this may seem counterintuitive, our instinct is to steer in the direction that we are looking. Thus, if there is tree in front of you, don’t look at the tree, rather look at where you want to be,” advises Herbert.
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Follow these additional tips on the best way to handle the roads in wet conditions:
As you head home this afternoon, keep these tips in mind.