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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. PST


Wet weather is expected later today - take extra precaution while driving in the rain.

Rain is blamed for thousands of accidents each year. When the road is wet, especially after a few weeks of dry weather, the film caused by dirt, grease and oil mixes with the rain and causes asphalt to become slick. The rain eventually will wash this away, but the first few hours can be dangerous. This will be our first rain of the season and so we expect the roads to be extra slippery during the first couple of hours.

Many accidents can be prevented by reducing speed and taking extra caution while driving.

Wet weather driving tips:

- Don't text or read email while driving.

- Slow down, this increases your traction, since more of your tire will touch the pavement.

- Turn your headlights on, it is the law in California, when using your windshield wipers in rain, mist, snow or fog.

- Allow more travel time.

- Brake earlier.

- Don’t use cruise control.

- Watch out for pedestrians.

- If it’s raining so hard that you can’t see the road in front of you, pull over and wait it out.

- Keep a safe distance to the vehicles in front of you.

- Defog your windows.

- If you start to hydroplane, don’t brake suddenly, or turn the wheel. Release the gas pedal slowly and steer straight until you regain traction. If you must brake, tap the brake pedal.

- Stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance.

- Make sure your tires have good traction and the pressure is checked.

- Check your headlights, tail lights, brake lights and signal lights to make sure they are all working.

- Make sure your wipers are in good condition and functioning properly.

- Keep an emergency kit in your car.

Drive Safe!

Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-790-6800

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