Driving in Hazardous Conditions 1



Driving your vehicle in hazardous conditions, such as the current heavy rain is a matter of preparation, practice, and as always with driving, calm and caution.

Hydroplaning is the main cause of road traffic crashes when driving on a wet surface. It is the loss of traction and sliding on a film of water. It leads to loss of control and steering ability when the tyres lose contact with the road.

Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of standing water on the road, car speed, and under-inflated or worn-out tires.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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