Staying Safe When the Roads Are Wet
As a general rule, August is the driest month of the year in Texas. Statistics show, however, that weather patterns change dramatically as fall arrives, with October being among the wettest months of the year. Here are some tips to help you stay safe as the roads get slick from the fall rainy season:
- Make certain your vehicle is well-maintained—That includes putting a new set of windshield wipers on your car, checking to see that your tires still have good tread, replacing a cracked windshield and making certain your brakes are in top shape
- Drive with your lights on—Even light rain can limit your visibility. Make it easier for others to know that you’re there.
- Give yourself extra time to get where you need to go—In inclement weather, you need to slow down. Even the best tires can hydroplane. Try to keep at least a car-length’s distance between you and the car in front of you for every 10 miles per hour you’re traveling.
- Feather your brakes—You’ll be much more likely to skid if you slam on the brakes. Tap on them to bring your vehicle to a stop.
- Avoid deep water—You’d be surprised how little water can carry your car away…just 12 inches is enough to turn a small car into a watercraft.
Accident Centers of Texas—HelpingGet You Back to Maximum Wellness
At Accident Centers of Texas, we will work hard to help you return to full health after an injury or illness. We offer eight convenient locations in Texas, from Dallas and Fort Worth to Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Arlington, Irving, Garland and Frisco. In most instances, we can set up a meeting for the same day you call. We offer treatment by a nurse practitioner and/or a chiropractor, depending on the nature and severity of your injury.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M.– 7:00 P.M., Fridays 9:00 A.M.– 5:00 P.M., and Saturdays 10:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M. If you cannot drive or don’t have transportation, we will arrange to pick you up and get you back home. To set up a visit, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.