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Wiper etiquette

If you get into your car while it’s raining and try to clear standing water off the windscreen by turning on the wipers before you drive off, make sure there isn’t anyone standing to the side of your vehicle; the water doesn’t so much wipe away and drain down the edge of the screen but flies off the car.

Reduced visibility

When it’s raining your all round visibility in the car is reduced and as a result your blind spots are very much larger, so it is vital to take extra care when pulling out of junctions or changing lanes on a motorway. Also remember visibility is reduced for other road users too, so they are less likely to see you, it’s important to allow for this and expect other drivers to make mistakes.