Certified Pre-owned by BMW Premium Selection.
Car Tips: Driving Safely in Heavy Rainy Weather by PPSL BMW

Tips For Driving Safely In Rainy Weather


By PPSL / Cars / Jan 23, 2018


Tropical Singapore experiences the monsoon season twice a year, from mid-November to early March and from June to September. During these wet weather seasons, driving conditions take a hazardous turn as road visibility is significantly reduced and road surfaces become slippery. Take heed of these tips for a safer driving experience in rainy conditions.

BEFORE DRIVING
PLAN YOUR ROUTE



Sometimes the safest driving decision you can make is to wait for the weather to clear up. Rainy conditions often cause accidents, breakdowns, and flooding. So if you must drive in heavy rain, check traffic updates to avoid congestion and road closures on your route.

BEFORE DRIVING
CHECK YOUR CAR REGULARLY



Maintaining your car in good working condition is all the more important during rainy seasons. Make it a habit to regularly check and ensure your windscreen wipers, tyres, headlights, engine and brakes are functioning properly.

BEFORE DRIVING
BE PREPARED



Especially when driving long distances, it pays to be prepared. Try to fuel up beforehand, as your car's fuel consumption will increase during traffic congestion in rainy weather when you have to constantly brake, accelerate, and decelerate. Remember to keep your phone fully charged too, in case of emergencies.

WHEN DRIVING
ANTICIPATE



Be mindful of other drivers. When turning or changing lanes, signal in advance to give the car behind you enough time to slow down. Similarly, anticipate the actions of drivers in front of you to better react to abrupt movements such as skidding or swerving. Avoid making sudden turns, braking hard, and overtaking.

WHEN DRIVING
STAY ALERT



Watch out for unexpected changes or reckless behaviour on the roads. While you may be a safe driver, not all drivers and pedestrians are as cautious. Take special care when driving in urban areas where there are more pedestrians, as you might not see them due to poor visibility in the rain.

WHEN DRIVING
TAKE IT SLOW



Driving fast in heavy rain will lead to aquaplaning, where your tyres lose grip of the road itself and slide on a layer of water instead. As you could lose control of your car, drive slower on wet road conditions. If you experience aquaplaning, ease off the accelerator slowly, steer straight, and do not brake until you regain control.

WHEN DRIVING
TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS



Torrential rain drastically reduces visibility even in the daytime. Hence, remember to turn your headlights on. This helps other drivers to see you on the road. But avoid using high beam headlights as the light can be glaring in the rain and may dazzle oncoming drivers.

WHEN DRIVING
GIVE MORE SPACE TO OTHER CARS



The stopping distance between cars should be increased during rainy weather because your tyres will have less grip on the road's wet surface. Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the car in front. Avoid tailgating and keep at least 4 to 5 seconds behind, which gives you and other drivers more time to react.
Tropical Singapore experiences the monsoon season twice a year, from mid-November to early March and from June to September. During these wet weather seasons, driving conditions take a hazardous turn as road visibility is significantly reduced and road surfaces become slippery. Take heed of these tips for a safer driving experience in rainy conditions.

BEFORE DRIVING
PLAN YOUR ROUTE



Sometimes the safest driving decision you can make is to wait for the weather to clear up. Rainy conditions often cause accidents, breakdowns, and flooding. So if you must drive in heavy rain, check traffic updates to avoid congestion and road closures on your route.


BEFORE DRIVING
CHECK YOUR CAR REGULARLY



Maintaining your car in good working condition is all the more important during rainy seasons. Make it a habit to regularly check and ensure your windscreen wipers, tyres, headlights, engine and brakes are functioning properly.


BEFORE DRIVING
BE PREPARED



Especially when driving long distances, it pays to be prepared. Try to fuel up beforehand, as your car's fuel consumption will increase during traffic congestion in rainy weather when you have to constantly brake, accelerate, and decelerate. Remember to keep your phone fully charged too, in case of emergencies.


WHEN DRIVING
ANTICIPATE



Be mindful of other drivers. When turning or changing lanes, signal in advance to give the car behind you enough time to slow down. Similarly, anticipate the actions of drivers in front of you to better react to abrupt movements such as skidding or swerving. Avoid making sudden turns, braking hard, and overtaking.


WHEN DRIVING
STAY ALERT

Watch out for unexpected changes or reckless behaviour on the roads. While you may be a safe driver, not all drivers and pedestrians are as cautious. Take special care when driving in urban areas where there are more pedestrians, as you might not see them due to poor visibility in the rain.


WHEN DRIVING
TAKE IT SLOW



Driving fast in heavy rain will lead to aquaplaning, where your tyres lose grip of the road itself and slide on a layer of water instead. As you could lose control of your car, drive slower on wet road conditions. If you experience aquaplaning, ease off the accelerator slowly, steer straight, and do not brake until you regain control.


WHEN DRIVING
TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS



Torrential rain drastically reduces visibility even in the daytime. Hence, remember to turn your headlights on. This helps other drivers to see you on the road. But avoid using high beam headlights as the light can be glaring in the rain and may dazzle oncoming drivers.


WHEN DRIVING
GIVE MORE SPACE TO OTHER CARS



The stopping distance between cars should be increased during rainy weather because your tyres will have less grip on the road's wet surface. Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the car in front. Avoid tailgating and keep at least 4 to 5 seconds behind, which gives you and other drivers more time to react.


Popular Posts:

Tips For Driving Safely In Rainy Weather


By PPSL / Cars / Jan 23, 2018


Tropical Singapore experiences the monsoon season twice a year, from mid-November to early March and from June to September. During these wet weather seasons, driving conditions take a hazardous turn as road visibility is significantly reduced and road surfaces become slippery. Take heed of these tips for a safer driving experience in rainy conditions.

BEFORE DRIVING
PLAN YOUR ROUTE



Sometimes the safest driving decision you can make is to wait for the weather to clear up. Rainy conditions often cause accidents, breakdowns, and flooding. So if you must drive in heavy rain, check traffic updates to avoid congestion and road closures on your route.

BEFORE DRIVING
CHECK YOUR CAR REGULARLY



Maintaining your car in good working condition is all the more important during rainy seasons. Make it a habit to regularly check and ensure your windscreen wipers, tyres, headlights, engine and brakes are functioning properly.

BEFORE DRIVING
BE PREPARED



Especially when driving long distances, it pays to be prepared. Try to fuel up beforehand, as your car's fuel consumption will increase during traffic congestion in rainy weather when you have to constantly brake, accelerate, and decelerate. Remember to keep your phone fully charged too, in case of emergencies.

WHEN DRIVING
ANTICIPATE



Be mindful of other drivers. When turning or changing lanes, signal in advance to give the car behind you enough time to slow down. Similarly, anticipate the actions of drivers in front of you to better react to abrupt movements such as skidding or swerving. Avoid making sudden turns, braking hard, and overtaking.

WHEN DRIVING
STAY ALERT



Watch out for unexpected changes or reckless behaviour on the roads. While you may be a safe driver, not all drivers and pedestrians are as cautious. Take special care when driving in urban areas where there are more pedestrians, as you might not see them due to poor visibility in the rain.

WHEN DRIVING
TAKE IT SLOW



Driving fast in heavy rain will lead to aquaplaning, where your tyres lose grip of the road itself and slide on a layer of water instead. As you could lose control of your car, drive slower on wet road conditions. If you experience aquaplaning, ease off the accelerator slowly, steer straight, and do not brake until you regain control.

WHEN DRIVING
TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS



Torrential rain drastically reduces visibility even in the daytime. Hence, remember to turn your headlights on. This helps other drivers to see you on the road. But avoid using high beam headlights as the light can be glaring in the rain and may dazzle oncoming drivers.

WHEN DRIVING
GIVE MORE SPACE TO OTHER CARS



The stopping distance between cars should be increased during rainy weather because your tyres will have less grip on the road's wet surface. Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the car in front. Avoid tailgating and keep at least 4 to 5 seconds behind, which gives you and other drivers more time to react.
Tropical Singapore experiences the monsoon season twice a year, from mid-November to early March and from June to September. During these wet weather seasons, driving conditions take a hazardous turn as road visibility is significantly reduced and road surfaces become slippery. Take heed of these tips for a safer driving experience in rainy conditions.

BEFORE DRIVING
PLAN YOUR ROUTE



Sometimes the safest driving decision you can make is to wait for the weather to clear up. Rainy conditions often cause accidents, breakdowns, and flooding. So if you must drive in heavy rain, check traffic updates to avoid congestion and road closures on your route.


BEFORE DRIVING
CHECK YOUR CAR REGULARLY



Maintaining your car in good working condition is all the more important during rainy seasons. Make it a habit to regularly check and ensure your windscreen wipers, tyres, headlights, engine and brakes are functioning properly.


BEFORE DRIVING
BE PREPARED



Especially when driving long distances, it pays to be prepared. Try to fuel up beforehand, as your car's fuel consumption will increase during traffic congestion in rainy weather when you have to constantly brake, accelerate, and decelerate. Remember to keep your phone fully charged too, in case of emergencies.


WHEN DRIVING
ANTICIPATE



Be mindful of other drivers. When turning or changing lanes, signal in advance to give the car behind you enough time to slow down. Similarly, anticipate the actions of drivers in front of you to better react to abrupt movements such as skidding or swerving. Avoid making sudden turns, braking hard, and overtaking.


WHEN DRIVING
STAY ALERT

Watch out for unexpected changes or reckless behaviour on the roads. While you may be a safe driver, not all drivers and pedestrians are as cautious. Take special care when driving in urban areas where there are more pedestrians, as you might not see them due to poor visibility in the rain.


WHEN DRIVING
TAKE IT SLOW



Driving fast in heavy rain will lead to aquaplaning, where your tyres lose grip of the road itself and slide on a layer of water instead. As you could lose control of your car, drive slower on wet road conditions. If you experience aquaplaning, ease off the accelerator slowly, steer straight, and do not brake until you regain control.


WHEN DRIVING
TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS



Torrential rain drastically reduces visibility even in the daytime. Hence, remember to turn your headlights on. This helps other drivers to see you on the road. But avoid using high beam headlights as the light can be glaring in the rain and may dazzle oncoming drivers.


WHEN DRIVING
GIVE MORE SPACE TO OTHER CARS



The stopping distance between cars should be increased during rainy weather because your tyres will have less grip on the road's wet surface. Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the car in front. Avoid tailgating and keep at least 4 to 5 seconds behind, which gives you and other drivers more time to react.


Popular Posts: