Safety tips for driving wet roads

EUREKA – As rains continue to blanket the North Coast, first responders are offering a few tips to stay safe on the roads.
Humboldt Bay Fire recommends that travelers leave early to accommodate for slower traffic speeds when roads are slick.
State law says if wiper blades are on your headlights must be as well to increase visibility.
And never drive through flooded roadways.
Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Bill Gillespie said, “Drive for the conditions. Increase your following distance so that you don’t have to suddenly slam on the brakes and slide in to the car in front of you. Slow down because standing water on the road. You don’t have to be going very fast to start hydroplaning and frankly we’d rather meet you in a good situation than come and meet you out on the highway somewhere because your vehicle is off the road or you’ve gotten hurt in a traffic collision.”