Stay Safe on the Roads when it's Wet,Wet, Wet
Floods and standing water
Try to avoid standing water if you can.
Don't drive into flood water that’s moving or more than 10cm (4 inches) deep.Let approaching cars pass first.
Drive slowly and steadily so you don’t make a bow wave.
Test your brakes as soon as you can afterwards.
Fast-moving water is very powerful – take care or your car could be swept away.
If you do get stuck in flood water, it's usually best to wait in the car and call for help rather than try to get out.
Why slow down?
Driving fast through water is dangerous, inconsiderate and can end up being very expensive.
Your tyres can lose contact with the road, causing you to lose steering control – called aquaplaning. If you feel it happening, hold the steering lightly and lift off to slow down gently until your tyres grip again.
At anything above a slow crawl you’ll throw water onto pavements, soaking pedestrians or cyclists. You could be fined and get points on your licence for this.
It only takes an egg cupful of water to be sucked into your engine to wreck it, and on many cars the engine’s air intake is low down at the front.
Please plan your route well in advance in order to minimise disruption to your journey over the period of the repairs.
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