Wet weather contributes to many winter car accidents

Most people assume that snowy winter weather poses the most serious driving hazards, but federal data has shown that rain is the biggest threat to highway safety and causes more fatalities than snow or ice in 39 out of 50 states, including Texas.

National weather teams report that this winter is expected to be especially wet in Texas because of a strong El Niño taking place in the Pacific Ocean. With that said, now is a good time to revisit a few safety tips for driving in wet weather, which may prevent you from being involved in an accident.

Get your vehicle ready ahead of time. Your car needs to be ready for wet weather, which means replacing windshield wipers that do not work properly, making sure your tires have the appropriate tread depth and pressure, checking to make sure all lights are functioning appropriately, and getting your brakes tested. All of these steps will help keep you safe when the roads are wet.

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