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Indiana State Police offer tips to avoid hydroplaning on wet roads

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Wet roads have been blamed for several accidents in the Tri-State. 

ISP Sgt. Todd Ringle says drivers should be extra cautious in the rain.

He tells motorists to turn on their headlights and drive slowly. 

Ringle says hydroplaning is a huge concern when this amount of rain hits.

“A driver or a vehicle can actually hydroplane at a speed as low as 35 miles per hour,” Ringle said.  “So when you're traveling the interstate or U.S. 41, where the speed limit is 55, be aware of that. You're best defense to prevent hydroplaning is that safe speed.” 

If you feel your car hydroplaning, Ringle says to stay calm and take your foot off the accelerator.

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