- Plan on a trip taking a little more time during a monsoon storm.
- Check the tread on tires. As tread wears, tires lose their ability to grip a wet surface.
- Wet weather places heavy demand on batteries. Recharge or replace batteries.
- Check windshield wipers. Just as the long, dry days of summer cause buildup of oil, dirt and grease on the road, that same weather can cause wipers to crack or even fall off.
- Check head and brake lights. Bad weather creates poor visibility, making it difficult to see other drivers and for other drivers to see you.
- If you get caught in violent rain or hail and cannot see, pull completely off the roadway and stop, and turn off your lights. Once you are stopped, take your foot from the brake to ensure the brake lights are not lit. This will prevent other drivers following your taillights, thinking you are still on the road. Never stop in the travel portion of the road.
- Don't drive through flooded areas or rushing water. It only takes six inches of rushing water to move a vehicle.