September 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM
State Patrol advises caution on wet roads as collisions mount
Traffic is a mess on the region’s rainslicked roads, with multiple collisions reported Saturday on Interstates 5 and 405, as well as State Routes 520 and 99.
While not all of the incidents can be directly linked to the wet weather, the State Patrol is advising drivers to slow down and practice good defensive driving.
State Trooper Dominic Ledesma recommended that motorists create extra space between themselves and vehicles in front of and behind them, steer clear of reckless drivers and minimize distractions inside their vehicles.
He said speeding and following too close both increase the risk of collisions in rainy weather.
“The biggest thing we would want the public to know is that with the rain, give yourself plenty of time to get to where you’re going,” Ledesma said.
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