Why You Should Always Be Cautious On Wet Roads

wet road in forest area

A recent multiple car accident on I-49 reported no injuries but caused traffic congestion for a long period near the Pierremont Road area. Three motorists were involved in the accident, which turned out to be a costly mistake due to lack of safety precautions. News reports state that the car accident was believed to be caused by wet roads, a condition that will rapidly change the nature of driving conditions as rain begins to pour.

Wet roads are caused by rain, sleet, and snow. A road is most slippery when it first begins to rain, but hydroplaning is a common occurrence for drivers who exceed the speed limit when there is standing water on the road. Wet roads cause drivers to be less in control of the vehicle because the rainfall or precipitation will get between the road and the tires to create resistance from the tires’ turning and braking mechanism. Drivers must be additionally cautious and attentive when driving on wet roads as they are one of the most common factors leading to car accidents in Shreveport and Bossier City.

How To Avoid Wet Road Accidents

  1. Check the weather before traveling on the roads.
  2. Reduce speed; driving below the speed limit is often required to maintain safe control of the vehicle.
  3. Increase braking distance between yourself and other motorists. Hard braking can often result in loss of traction which is a common cause of wet road accidents.
  4. Pay attention to other drivers and all roadway signs and signals.
  5. Looking far enough ahead to be aware of any potential oncoming hazards.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Shreveport because of wet road conditions, always contact an experienced attorney. The professional legal staff at Josh Clayton Law Firm is prepared to handle your case.  They work hard to settle your case for the highest possible value, and when that’s not an option, they are prepared to file a lawsuit and prepare for trial.  With years of experience, they can help you get the compensation you deserve for costly medical bills, lost time from work, and the harms and losses suffered in tragic wrecks.

Don’t delay in finding an experienced attorney to handle your case. Josh Clayton’s office will act quickly to protect you from potential pitfalls while providing reassurance during your difficult adjustment after a car wreck.

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