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Rural Metro Encourages Motorists to Adjust Habits When Rain is Falling

Rural Metro Fire Department is encouraging drivers to slow down when it rains on local roadways.

Rural Metro officials said there is an increase in traffic crashes after precipitation.

Fresh rain on dry pavement often mixes with oil, grease and sediment that has accumulated from passing vehicles, creating a slippery road surface. It is often observed as a white foam or oily sheen.

These conditions along with limited visibility, poor tire conditions and motorists who don't adjust their driving habits -- like reducing speed and increasing following distance -- inevitably lead to increased chances of a crash.

First responders want you to reach your destination safely. For all who consider themselves to be excellent drivers, be sure to watch out for the other drivers.
Posted on 11/3/23 5:30AM by Sam Marsh