Travel safe on wet roadways

Posted 7/7/21

Drive cautiously on wet roadways. Rain and standing water exist throughout Southwest Florida. It is important for motorist to drive as safely as possible during and after rain!

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Travel safe on wet roadways

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FORT MYERS — Drive cautiously on wet roadways. Rain and standing water exist throughout Southwest Florida. It is important for motorist to drive as safely as possible during and after rain!

• WATCH OUT for slow-moving vehicles and increase following distance.

• REDUCE THE DISTRACTIONS in your vehicle. Turn off the radio and cell phone. Your full attention is required.

• TURN LIGHTS AND WIPERS ON. Florida law requires that if a vehicle’s wipers are in use, headlights must be on.

• SLOW DOWN. Keep a safe stopping distance between vehicles and avoid passing and/or changing lanes. Wet pavement can result in skidding and hydroplaning. Be patient and stay alert.

• TURN AROUND; DON’T DROWN. Never drive through flooded areas.

• SIGNAL TURNS well in advance and brake early as you approach a stop.

• BUCKLE UP every time you get in a vehicle, no matter where you are sitting, buckle up.

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