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What’s the best way to drive safely in heavy rain?

If you live Ohio, you know that fall can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. You also know that rain can move into the area without much notice.

If you find yourself behind the wheel with the rain coming down, you need to change your approach. Neglecting to do so could lead to an accident, and that's not something you want to think about.

Here are a few tips to drive safely in heavy rain:

-- Make sure your wiper blades are ready. When was the last time you changed your blades? If it's been too long, don't hesitate to make a change at this time of the year.

-- Use your lights. Not only does this help you see the road ahead, but it makes it much easier for others to see you.

-- Slow down. This is one of the best things you can do in heavy rain. Rather than drive the speed limit, slow down to a more acceptable speed for the road conditions. Others may not do the same, but you don't have to follow suit.

-- Leave more distance between your car and others. It's never a good idea to follow another vehicle too closely. This is particularly true in heavy rain.

With these tips guiding you, you'll find it much easier to drive safely in heavy rain.

If another driver makes a mistake that causes an accident, your health is priority number one. After that, once you've been treated, you can learn more about recovering compensation for your injuries and damages.

Source: Geico, "Safe Driving In Heavy Rain," accessed Oct. 13, 2016

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