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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Hydroplaning Prevention and Recovery

December 19, 2013

VIDEO: Hydroplaning Prevention and Recovery

Rain is expected this weekend in a number of regions, so now is a good time for your drivers to review ways to prevent and recover from hydroplaning.

On wet roads, a fast-moving vehicle can rise up and start gliding over a thin layer of water. Loss of traction leads to loss of steering control.

If a driver can see reflections on the pavement, or the vehicle ahead leaves no tracks on the water, that driver's vehicle runs the risk of hydroplaning.

The California DMV offers this advice to avoid hydroplaning:

  • Drive slowly.
  • Maintain good tire tread.
  • Have your tires properly inflated.
  • If possible, steer around water.
  • If you hear a sloshing sound from the tires, especially when changing directions, slow down.

A video produced by offers advice on hydroplaning recovery. You may want to pass this along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. To view the video, click on the photo or link at the top of the story.

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