Heavy rain does bring some hidden dangers to driving safety. In principle, it is definitely safer to sit in a car than to stand outdoors. However, if the car is used improperly or the wrong driving method is adopted, it may be In extreme weather, it is dangerous to people. Therefore, before going out, it is recommended that you check the condition of the car and bring the necessary equipment.
Precautions before getting on the car
Pay attention to the depth of the tire tread. If the tire tread is too shallow, it is easy to slip. In addition, you should also pay attention to whether the sealing of the vehicle is intact. If the sealing is not good, rainwater can easily penetrate into the vehicle.
Secondly, we should pay attention to whether the wiper has a good cleaning function, so as not to affect the line of sight of the vehicle. In addition, the inspection of the light is also necessary.
The correct way to drive in the rain
Slow down: Rainy weather will affect the line of sight of the vehicle. Pay attention to the surrounding traffic environment to avoid collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians on the road;
Keep a good sight: adjust the wiper speed in time, and turn on the low beam, anti-fog lights and position lights. Pay attention to the surrounding traffic environment. The sight and hearing of pedestrians in the rain are restricted. Drivers should slow down to avoid accidents;
Pay attention to maintaining the distance between cars: the grip of the tires on wet and slippery roads will become worse, and the braking distance will be 3 times longer than normal roads. Therefore, regardless of the road conditions, the vehicle speed should be controlled within 40-60km/h.
Don't risk driving on rainy days: For unfamiliar roads or difficult sections, follow the vehicle ahead at low speed. Don't blindly overtake to avoid accidents;
Prevent tire skidding: tire friction drops in rainy days, so you should not brake or hit the direction sharply when turning. You should depress the brake pedal evenly to decelerate, and then enter the curve.
In addition, it should be paid special attention to that for models with automatic start-stop function, the owner should turn off the automatic start-stop function after the vehicle is started to avoid damage to the vehicle in the water-soil section. For other automatic or manual transmission models, the road section should be passed smoothly at low speed.
What to do if you encounter stagnant water
When encountering water on the road, you must pay attention to the depth of the water. If the water depth exceeds the height of the exhaust pipe, it is easy to turn off the vehicle, so you should take the shallow water route as much as possible. If you do not pass through the road with deep water, and the water depth is not more than half the height of the tire, the driver can wade carefully. After passing the water, pay attention to the braking system, because after the flooding, the braking performance may be weakened.
If the car stalls in the water section, do not start the vehicle again after stalling: driving on rainy days, be sure to pay attention to the engine water ingress, if the engine is started again after the water enters, it will cause serious damage to the engine.
For pure electric models, although there is no danger of engine water ingress, not all components are capable of "wading into deep water". Drivers should also avoid reckless operations and avoid hazards to the vehicle itself or surrounding pedestrians due to excessive speed. .
What to pay attention to when parking
When parking, you should avoid parking in low-lying locations, and you should also avoid parking two vehicles at close distances. If you encounter water accumulation, two vehicles parked too close side by side are prone to friction or collision. At the same time, you should avoid parking under the building to avoid the wind and rain shattered glass and falling objects on the roof inadvertently damaging the vehicle.
Finally, don’t forget to close the windows to prevent water from entering the vehicle. Don’t leave in a hurry after parking the vehicle. It’s best to check that all windows are closed. In addition, mountain torrents, geological disasters and meteorological risks exist in mountainous and shallow mountainous areas. Please avoid activities in dangerous areas such as mountainous areas and rivers.
For electric vehicles, try to avoid using outdoor charging piles for charging in heavy rain. If you encounter important accidents such as power line disconnection, broken poles, flooded water distribution boxes, etc., please call the 24-hour power supply service in time Do not handle or approach the hotline without authorization to avoid the risk of electric shock. When you are outdoors, stay away from power transmission and transformation facilities and power lines as much as possible to avoid accidents.