DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY
THE OFFICIAL HIGHWAY CODE
Driving in wet weather
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It's essential reading for
everyone. Here's a reminder about driving in wet weather.
In wet weather, stopping distances (PDF, 125KB) will be at least double those required
for stopping on dry roads. This is because your tyres have less grip on the road.
In wet weather
you should keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability
to see and plan ahead
if the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing
the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually
the rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen
be aware of the dangers of spilt diesel that will make the surface very slippery
take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders