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Tucson Living: Driving in heavy rain

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When you least expect it, you could find yourself caught driving in heavy rains. Captain Andy Skaggs from the Tucson Fire Department said you should always slow down at the first sign of a wet roadway.

Slick roads will drastically increase the distance needed to stop a moving car. When you add decreased visibility from heavy rain, it adds to the amount of time it will take you to see and react to what is ahead of you in the roadway.

Captain Skaggs said that motor oil built up on the roads from everyday driving takes very little water to create a slippery and dangerous situation.

While driving, always keep extra distance between you and the car in front of you to reduce the risk of a collision.

When trying to stop your car on a wet roadway, never slam on your breaks. That will cause your vehicle to slide and potentially lose control. 

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