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Nov 28, 2012 4:02 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

Tips to drive safely in the rain

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol are reminding drivers to be safe on the roads as storms arrive this week.

They offer the following tips:

  • Reduce your speed in rainy, foggy and windy conditions. Motorists should be aware that Black Ice may develop, usually near bridges, underpasses and low or shaded areas.
  • Slow down and move over when Caltrans workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are working near the roadway.
  • Be aware of electronic message boards and other road signs with information on incidents, changing road conditions, lane closures or detours.
  • Make sure that vehicle brakes, windshield wiper blades and tires are in good condition and inspect your head and tail lights for maximum visibility on the highway.
  • Call 911 to report any hazardous conditions.

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