Given that it has been months since South East Queensland has seen a substantial amount of rain, we though a refresher was in order!
Check your vehicle before driving
– Tyres ought to have at least 1.5mm depth
– Lights should all be clean, working and on low beam while driving in rain or fog.
– Windscreen wipers should work well
– Air-conditioner or demister should be able to clear the condensation from your windscreen
Double the distance from the car in front of you.
Vehicles take longer to stop on a wet road. Instead of driving 2 seconds behind, drive 4 seconds behind the vehicle in front of you.
To avoid skidding and aquaplaning, you should drive to the conditions, and slower than the speed limit.
Avoid cruise control
It increases the chances of your vehicle aquaplaning.
If it’s flooded, forget it.
Never drive through a road or bridge covered with water. The floodwater could be moving quickly and contain debris.
For more information on road safety in wet conditions, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/road-safety/wet-weather