You are driving along, rain
is hitting your windshield, and your vehicle begins to
hydroplane. What do you do?
- The first thing you
donít do is apply the brakes. Braking at this point is
ineffective, and will cause your vehicle to skid more
- Do not turn the
steering wheel. At this point your vehicle is already
uncontrollable, as it is skidding on a sheet of water.
Hold the steering wheel firmly straight ahead if
possible, and ride it out.
- Ease your foot from
the gas pedal until the car slows down and the steering
returns to normal.
- Most newer vehicles
have ABS systems. The ABS system will gently create a
light pumping action to the brake system.
- When your tires
come into contact with the road surface, you will then
be able to gain control of your vehicle.