■ Water volume. Water on the road, even a small Amount from dew or fog, can create perfect hydroplaning conditions.
• Speed. At speeds above 55 mph. your tires may lose .all contact with the road. Partial hydroplaning can occur at speeds above 30 mph
• Tires. Tire tread grooves should be at least 1/16 of an inch deep. Good tread can reduce
your chances of hydroplaning
• Vehicle weight. A lighter vehicle is more
likely to hydroplane than a heavier one.
■ Road surface. A smooth surface creates ideal hydroplane conditions
When you can't avoid hydroplaning, take the following precautions to stay in control.
* Follow the tracks of the car in front of you.
• Don't steer, brake, or accelerate abruptly
* Slow down and increase your following distance.
* It you hydroplane remains calm, ease off the
gas, avoid the brakes, and steer straight
• If you must break after you've regained
contact with the road, pump them to avoid
skidding or break lockup. In cars with
antilock braking systems, keep continuous
pressure on the brake pedal.