GETTING AROUND AQUAPLANNING ON THE TOLL ROAD
During rainy season, especially when precipitation level peaks, any road surface could be inundated. This could be caused by many things, including poor drainage system. But what’s clear is that inundation, which can affect both arterial roads and toll roads, may pose safety risks.
When the road surface is wet, vehicles’ tires could easily lose traction because a layer of water builds between them and the surface – a condition known as aquaplaning. This can cause a car to skid due to irresponsive tires, just like worn tires on dry surface. Preventive measures include making sure tires are always properly inflated and regularly checking tread condition to determine whether you need new ones.
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In case of aquaplaning, though, the following tip lists the steps to take:
- Remain calm
- Avoid sudden braking or acceleration
- Steer following the car’s direction until the tires find their traction
- Gradually decreases speed
Try to keep these steps in mind and minimize the risk of accident.