As the rain beats down on your windshield, it can be tempting to just gun it and hope for the best. But that’s a recipe for disaster. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while driving in the rain.

First, slow down. Wet roads can be slippery, so it’s important to take it easy. Second, turn on your headlights. This will help you see better and also make it easier for other drivers to see you. While it's tempting to use your cruise control, you should avoid such. Drive the vehicle manually as it's possible you could hydroplane when traversing standing water. Finally, be extra careful when passing other cars or making turns.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be much less likely to have an accident. So next time it rains, don’t let it ruin your day. Just take it slow and be careful, and you’ll be fine.