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Adverse Weather: #DrivingSkills101

Across the country, we all face different driving risks with the weather every day. While almost everyone faces rain, it’s still one of the most dangerous weather elements to drive in. There are, on average, more than 950,000 automobile crashes each year due to wet pavement.

Thankfully, SADD & NRSF have partnered to address this all too overlooked driving skill.

First, make sure you are always fully alert while driving. When conditions are less than ideal, drivers need to stay alert and focused on what’s going around them.

It’s important to always turn on your headlights and, as needed, use your windshield wipers when it’s raining. It’s the law to turn on your headlights in all states whenever visibility might be low!

Lastly – turn off cruise control! On rain or slick surfaces, cruise control ironically can actually cause you to lose control of your vehicle, potentially even going faster while hydroplaning.

For more information on teen drivers in unique driving conditions, check out NRSF & SADD’s #DrivingSkills101 Passport to Safe Driving using the links below.

Be mindful of adverse weather, and let's make this the #SafestSummerEver!

Interested in learning more? Check out the SADD & NRSF Passport to Safe Driving at for more driving tips aimed at parents and teens! Or, check out our partners at NRSF here:


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