Beckley Police give safety tips for driving in the rain

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department has issued safety tips while driving in the rain.

Safety tips for driving in the rain:
1. Turn on your headlights and windshield wipers.
2. Slow down.
3. Give other cars more space.
4. Avoid braking hard and turning sharply.
5. Drive in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you.
6. Know how to handle hydroplaning.
7. Avoid standing water.

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