Safety Measures While Driving in Rainy Condition from MOI
Posted On 26 February 2018
The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is urging the public to follow these safety guidelines while driving on wet roads.
- As rain falls, it creates slick conditions causing skids more readily. The best way to avoid skidding is to slow down the vehicle. Driving at a slower pace affords enough control and allows more of the tire’s tread to make contact with the road, which leads to better traction.
- It takes about three times longer to brake on wet roads than on dry roads. Since more distance is required to brake, it is important not to tailgate. Keep more than the usual distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- In case water vapor gathered on the car windscreen, run the air conditioner to clear it for more visibility.
- Check the validity of the vehicle’s sign lights and the windshield wipers.
- Follow safety guidelines during bad weather conditions to enhance traffic safety and prevent accidents.
- Driving during bad weather requires greater care, concentration and non-engagement with other things especially when it’s raining and visibility is low.
- Temporarily park your car off the road in cases when rain worsens visibility.
- Turn on your wipers to remove water on the car glass.
- Avoid hard pressure on the brake as it may cause the car to slip, due to difficulty to control.
For more safety tips and for updates on road conditions, visit the MOI website at portal.moi.gov.qa.