A blast of cold air from northern Europe reached the peninsula on Friday, bringing heavy rain and storms to nearly all autonomous regions. The heaviest rainfall is expected in Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands.
this Driving in the rain is dangerous Not only because of less grip on the road, but also because it has a very negative impact on the driver’s visibility: risk of accident when it rains 70% old. Precipitation affects driving visibility in three main ways.
the first is reduce ambient light and horizontal visibility, This is the “maximum distance at which an observer can distinguish objects”.the second is change the visual environment, As water filters the light from headlights, it creates reflections that alter the visual perception of certain surfaces and reduce the contrast between an object and the background it sits on.
The third is raindrops on the windshield, which distort the light and create an uneven film on the glass, making it impossible for drivers to fix their eyes further away, but only closer to their position, so them reduce your ability to predict before unforeseen events
Keys and Other Tips for Improving Visibility
- Keep your windshield in good condition, clean and undamaged.
- change brushes As soon as the first symptoms of failure are observed. If they don’t evacuate standing water properly, visibility can suffer.
- use one There is rain repellant on the windshield, Because it prevents water from staying on the glass. slide faster This made it easier for the brush to remove the glass surface, Carglass recalls.
- Clean the inside of the glass to prevent it from fogging easily, and when it fogs up, use the windshield for centralized ventilation.
- Keep your high beams on (instead of main beams) to see better and make other vehicles aware of our presence.In extreme conditions, turn on Rear fog lamps.
- Watch out for asphalt and look at those areas stagnant water higher, as it may result in water skiing.
- Due to the low grip of asphalt, increased braking distance, Therefore, increasing the safety distance will allow us to have a longer reaction time in the event of an unexpected event.
- Use the lights of the vehicle ahead as an indicator direction of the road As a warning when we reach an area that requires braking.
- If visibility is so poor that you cannot drive, slow down and try to park in a safe place where you will not be hit by other vehicles.
- Don’t lose your cool if another car picks up water from a puddle and throws it on our windshield, track and don’t stop suddenly