Tips for staying safe behind the wheel during wet weather conditions

We are glad to be a part of this KVIA TV news story with Madeline Ottilie. Here are some tips for safe driving in wet weather conditions:

  • Slow down
  • Increase your following distance
  • Turn on your headlights to increase your visibility
  • If your vehicle hydroplanes (the wheels lose contact with the road surface) don’t panic. Let off the gas and avoid slamming on the brakes. Steer your vehicle in the direction you want it to travel
  • Avoid driving all together, or delaying your trip until things clear up

Here’s what to know about fatal car crashes in Texas before the holidays

We were glad to be a part of this article written by Eleanor Dearman of the El Paso Times which discusses fatal car crashes in Texas during the holidays.

Here are some good takeaways from the article:

  • Nov. 7, 2000, was the last day in Texas with no fatal crashes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
  • On average 10 people die every day in crashes in Texas
  • In El Paso, police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said in an email Tuesday “there have been a total of 61 traffic fatalities” so far in 2019. “November and December have traditionally been the months with the highest numbers of DWI arrests,” he said.
  • In the past, most fatal crashes have occurred between Friday and early Sunday morning from midnight to 3 a.m., he said.

The article, in its entirety, can be found on the El Paso Times website, click here to read it!