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Safe Driving Tips based on Weather Conditions

Sunny California doesn’t see much rain throughout the year. Everyone is always busy and rushing to get to places; commuting to work, picking up kids from school or daycare, etc. Many of us underestimate weather conditions, and we can find ourselves speeding and tailgating without giving it a second thought. Since we don’t get as much rain as other states, we tend to drive the same as we do when the weather is beautiful and sunny.

What should I do when the road is wet?

  • Keep your tires properly inflated. The vehicle manufacturer will specify correct air pressure for your tire’s vehicle

  • Check tire’s tread depth (Try the penny test. Insert a penny into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you, if you can see all of Lincoln’s head, then your tread depth is low which means it’s time for some new tire’s.

  • Remember to have your tires rotated.

  • Keep a safe amount of distance between you and the car in front of you.

What causes hydroplane?

  • WET road surfaces

  • Worn out tires

  • Hydroplane is caused by standing water on the road, car speed, and under-inflated tires

Disclaimer: While we always seek to establish accuracy when publishing articles, this piece is not intended to provide legal advice, and should not be used as such. Each individual case will differ and should be discussed with an attorney or legal expert. If you would like to inquire about pursuing a claim, please contact us at (858) 252-0781 or email

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