Tip! How to drive in the rainy season without causing an "accident"

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21 May 2024

Tip! How to drive in the rainy season without causing an "accident"

      Accidents can happen anywhere, especially during the rainy season. Driving on roads requires extra caution to prevent accidents, especially during May, the first month of the rainy season. Many people dislike driving in the rain because it can be inconvenient. Heavy rain can cause traffic jams and make accidents more likely. Today, we've gathered 6 safety tips for driving safely in the rain to share with everyone:

  • Check your vehicle's condition thoroughly as the first step in preparing for driving in the rain. Since the rainy season makes accidents more likely, it's crucial to thoroughly inspect your vehicle before driving. Things to check carefully include the lighting system, windshield wipers, tires, and brakes. Ensure that the brake booster, brake lines, brake discs, brake pads, and brake fluid are all in good condition.
  • Avoid driving too fast, especially on roads with dust or oil residue. When wet, these roads are much more slippery than usual. Driving at high speeds may cause the vehicle to skid, and the driver may lose control, leading to accidents.

  • Avoid driving alongside large vehicles as water spray from their wheels can splash onto your windshield, reducing visibility. This may startle the driver, causing them to lose control of the vehicle, leading to accidents.
  • Avoid sudden braking and maintain a greater following distance than usual to account for increased stopping distances on slippery roads. Braking distances are longer on wet roads or roads with standing water, and the braking system may not respond as well as on dry roads. Increasing the following distance helps reduce the risk of accidents.

  • Avoid sudden steering maneuvers to prevent the vehicle from losing control on slippery roads. Instead, maintain a steady pace and gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle stable.
  • Avoid driving further if heavy rain reduces visibility to less than 10 meters. Instead, find a safe place to pull over and wait for the rain to lighten before continuing your journey.


      Simply following these "cautions" while driving in the rain can help reduce the risk of accidents on the road during the rainy season. However, safety while driving is crucial for everyone's well-being. No one wants unexpected accidents to happen. Therefore, everyone should take responsibility for driving cautiously. If an accident does occur, injured parties can use basic insurance coverage of up to 30,000 Baht and a maximum of 80,000 Baht without having to pay out of pocket at Chiang Mai Hospital.




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