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Safe Driving in Rainy Weather

Driving when roads are wet and slippery requires extra care.  Be sure to slow down and leave more space between your vehicle and those ahead of you. 

The California Driver Handbook says to use the “three-second rule” in normal conditions and increase that to FOUR SECONDS when roads are wet and slippery.  Review this safe-driving rule and more at

Motorcycles and bicycles are more likely to slip in wet conditions, so give them extra room.  Keep a sharp eye out for pedestrians; they are harder to see when it is raining, and their vision may be blocked by an umbrella, so they may not see you. 

Distracted Driving Kills!  Avoid any distractions while you drive.  Learn more about how serious this problem is here:


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