Keep car insurance cheap despite rain

Friday, 29 April 2011

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After Britain's recent humid weather, there is a strong possibility of thundery showers affecting the roads and leading to treacherous driving conditions in the upcoming weeks.

However, in an attempt to help keep car insurance inexpensive, the Institute of Advanced Motorists is advising people on how to remain safe while driving during April showers.

The organisation's chief examiner, Peter Rodger, said: "Rain after a long period of dry weather makes the road surface extremely slippery.

A combination of oil, loose gravel and dried rubber all prevent the tyres working efficiently."

Also, the first thing to do in a sudden downpour is to lower the car's speed, enabling it to stop easily, Mr Rodger stated.

As well as this, the distance required to come to a halt increases on wet roads, so the expert has advised motorists to leaving twice the normal gap to the car in front.

Motor insurance may also be kept low if drivers replace old windscreen wipers and ensure their screen wash is adequately topped up.

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