The last few days have been rain-filled here in Whatcom County. The forecast calls for more, causing officials to keep a close eye on the Nooksack River as it nears flood levels. Chances are if you’re driving, you’ll encounter some very wet roads. It takes just six inches of water to stall out a car, about the same height that will knock someone over. Check out this video from Washington State trooper Travis Joyce demonstrating how to drive while your vehicle hydroplanes.
For more on driving on wet roads: Lots of rain? Don’t hydroplane. Here’s how you can drive safely on wet roads.
One thing you should do before you drive during the rain is make sure your tires are in good shape. Here’s how to maintain your tires to decrease your chance of hydroplaning.