Summer Travel Tips - 5 Tips for Driving in the Rain
July 07, 2017
Part time storm chaser, full time transportation engineer. Who better to inform you of the hazards of driving in rainy conditions than our own expert? Andrew Smith started chasing storms at Virginia Tech 8 years ago and would track storms in-between classes. Now he can be found chasing locally for CBS6 when weather is threatening. Check out his 5 tips for driving in the rain below.
Summer is here and it can only mean one thing around Virginia: the return of oppressive, miserable humidity. With that humidity comes the threat of summer afternoon thunderstorms. Summer thunderstorms can produce torrential downpours that always seem to strike during rush hour and bring things to a screeching halt. Driving in the rain and heavy downpours can be challenging, but as long as you do some basic steps, you can make your travels much easier:
1. Slow down, back off.