Did you know that it takes twice as long to stop in the wet as it does in dry conditions?
At 80km/h, a car's tyre has a thousandth of a second to clear away the water and provide road adhesion. At higher speeds, a tyre (no matter how advanced its traction might be said to be) will 'ride' rather than penetrate the film of water on the road. It can be like skating on ice.
In addition to road condition, it is difficult to see clearly in the rain. To improve safety when driving in wet weather:
Remember, it is vital that your cars critical braking systems are in peak condition to keep you safe. This includes your tyres, brakes and suspension.