When the weather turns wet and cold, the conditions on the road are ripe for a car accident. Limited visibility, slick pavement and reduced traction are just a few of the inclement weather factors that can increase the risk of an accident.
Kentucky meteorologist Chris Bailey is forecasting a change in the weather in Louisville and across the state this weekend. Mr. Bailey says you can expect scattered showers and storms to increase tomorrow. Highs on Saturday should only reach the 60s in some areas. Although Sunday is expected to be pleasant, storms are expected to move in, in the next couple of weeks.
In Louisville, monthly weather averages say we have some time before the weather gets really cold. Now is a great time to remind yourself of these safe driving habits for rainy, cold weather, provided by AAA:
- Don't drive when you're sleepy
- Reduce your speed
- Increase your following distance
- Make sure your tires are inflated to the right pressure
- Make sure your headlights are on when you're driving in the rain
- Don't use cruise control when the road is wet and/or slippery because it can make it easier to lose control of the vehicle if you begin to lose traction
- Replace your windshield wipers if they aren't clearing the window in one swipe
- Ask someone to turn on the headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals while you stand outside and make sure they work
According to AAA, wet pavement contributes to almost 1.2 million traffic accidents each year in America.
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