Wet weather warning

What weighs over a ton, hates the rain, is hard to control and may hurt you or others? Your car!
With heavy rain featuring over the next few days, motorists are reminded that extra care must be taken when driving to their destinations.
Apart from reduced visibility, rain affects the safe operation of the car by reducing traction, the ability to steer and stop.
Aqua planning is caused by the tyre skating on the surface of the water, not the road, and results in total loss of control. When you think about it, your car is connected to the road at each corner by a tyre surface the size of your hand. Add water, and that area is reduced even further. By slowing down, the effects of water are reduced, and you maximise the rubber on the road.
After a significant volume of rain, water will pool in low lying areas of the road and