If driving at more than 50mph, surface water may not be dispersed by your tyres, which may cause you to aquaplane
- when the tyres are riding on a film of water and are not in contact with the road.
The also have different tread patterns that shift more water, making then less likely to aquaplane
But the only two oblique references to flooded roads are tucked away under advice on drying out brakes affected by water and slowing down gradually if you start to aquaplane
Large stretches of the A45 near Stretton-upon-Dunsmore were labelled "very dangerous" as deep pools of surface water caused cars to aquaplane
In heavy rain or standing water, the car could even aquaplane
At 2mm, the road-holding characteristics will change and the car will aquaplane
at lower speeds because the water isn't displaced quickly enough.
She was travelling from Rathcoole to meet friends in Rathnew, Co Wicklow, when water streaming on to the road caused her car to aquaplane
over the cliff edge.
A EUROPEAN science project has said it is ready to move ahead with tire giant Goodyear to commercialise tested and new tire sensors that can warn motorists of potential blowouts, skids, aquaplanes
and other potentially dangerous accidents.
If your vehicle loses its grip, or aquaplanes
, on surface water take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.