We have some driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods writes Geraldine Herbert
- Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you
- Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and don’t splash pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water.
- Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the revs high by “slipping the clutch” (which means the clutch is not fully engaged) all the time you are in the water
- If you can’t see where you are going to come out of the water, such as when approaching flooding on a bend, think twice about starting to drive into it
- In deep water never take your foot off the accelerator, as this could allow water to travel up the exhaust pipe
- Once you’re out of the water, dry the brakes before you need them. The best way is to lightly apply the brake as you drive along for a few seconds, after checking nothing is following you too closely
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