Drivers must slow down and drive at sensible speeds during this rainy season.
The fast or 1st lane has the most water logging or puddles along the road, therefore travelling at the middle lanes will be a wiser choice as roads are constructed with a slight curvature to drain water to its sides.
What is aquaplaning?
Aquaplaning is an issue caused when a layer of water is allowed to build up between a vehicle’s tyres and the surface of the road beneath. At this point, the tyres cannot grip on the road and this causes a lack of traction which means the driver loses control and is unable to steer, brake or accelerate. It can be quite a frightening experience and can easily cause an accident. Some people know this by the alternative name of hydroplaning – both words mean exactly the same thing.