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Expert tips for driving on wet roads

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Chattahoochee Valley residents are no strangers to severe weather, but some forget basic driving rules on wet roads. Nationally, half a million people are injured in traffic accidents on wet roads each year.

Roxanne Towler from the AAA Club has advice to offer for drivers on wet roads.

"The risk of hydroplaning is strong," she says. "That's why you need to make sure you're checking your tires and avoiding standing water. That's the biggest thing."

AAA also has these tips for driving on slick pavement:

One, check your tires. Make sure they are properly inflated and have enough tread.

Two, avoid cruise control. The chance of losing control is actually greater than normal.

Three, slow down and leave about five to six seconds of following distance between you and the care ahead of you.

Four, Avoid standing water and flooded roads.

Following these basic driving tips and using common sense can make all the difference on the roads, especially when they are wet. 

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