With all the Heavy rain we have had in Tokyo recently I though it would be a good time to write a quick note about safe driving especially when there is surface water on the road.  As with every other country if possible it is best not to drive when there is a typhoon near and to stay in doors if possible but sometimes it cant be avoided.

All this heavy rain and surface water can cause aquaplaning. This is when the tread of the tyres can’t disperse the wet quickly enough so the car ‘floats’ on a layer of water, taking control away from the driver.

When you feel you’re losing control, don’t panic. Keep your driving inputs smooth and to a minimum. Don’t hit the brakes: this will cause you to skid uncontrollably. Don’t adjust the steering either: when the tyres grip tarmac again this will cause you to spear off uncontrollably, possibly in a direction you don’t want to go in. Keep the steering following the road and allow the car to slow down naturally by easing your foot off the accelerator.

It is best to try and avoid aquaplaning

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