Even a little rain can turn roads slippery and unpredictable. Reduce your speed in bad weather and increase your following distance. Avoid making sudden or sharp moves when possible. You should also stay away from bridges if possible. If driving is not absolutely necessary, stay home until conditions have improved.

Be especially aware of icy patches when driving during inclement weather conditions. Areas such as bridges, overpasses and shady spots are all potential areas of ice which will increase your likelihood of skidding. Slow way down and prepared to handle a skid safely. If you start going into a skid, take your foot off the gas, and turn the wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go. Do this gently with a light touch. Do not put your foot on the brake while attempting to correct out of the skid.

Avoid driving through puddles to the best of your ability. You should also increase your following distance to four seconds. Be especially aware of misty rain after a dry spell as this can make it extremely hard to see.

When the sun is shining, you need to be wary of being affected by sun glare. Slow way down when visibility is reduced to give yourself more time to react to what you cannot see.