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Rain requires better driving


With rain forecast for this weekend and most of next week, we urge motorists to slow down and plan ahead. 

By slowing down, leaving early for our destination and being cautious, motorists can be safer on the roads.

In addition to slippery roads, rain reduces visibility and traction between tires and the road. Cars often handle with less predictability than in dry-road conditions. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation recommends the following “good sense” tips:

• Slow down. Driving through several inches of water at high speed can cause you to lose control of the car. Driving fast through puddles could splash water into the engine and stall it. Lowering our speed helps you prepare for sudden stops caused by disabled cars, debris and other wet-weather hazards. 

• Turn on your headlights to improve visibility. 

• Disengage your cruise control. 

• Keep your distance. A car needs two to three times more stopping distance on wet roads. 

Last but not least, check current road and weather conditions before heading out on longer trips. Visit www.tripcheck.com,  call 511 or the toll-free number (800) 977-6368.



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