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Hydroplaning Vehicles

HYDROPLANING VEHICLES

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas Personal Injury Lawyer. This is the time of year when we see an increase in hydroplaning vehicles. Have you ever hydroplaned in your vehicle before? If you have you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour it is when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your breaks to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your breaks easily, you do not want to break too quickly. Breaking too quickly may be the most common cause of hydroplaning vehicles.

HOW IT HAPPENS

If you have, you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour. It happens when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator. T his might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still  are not in control then gently squeeze your brakes to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your brakes  easily.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your brakes  to slow the car down . Continue reading ›

Natomas Fatal Crash on Levee Road

A Recent fatality involving two vehicles that left 5 people injured and one person dead. This happened on the Elverta and  Levee road just East of Highway 99 which is a popular short- cut for lots of Natomas residents. This roadway, however, can be very dangerous as many people drive at accelerated speeds. The road here is long and narrow with one lane of traffic coming in each direction. Caution should be used when driving this stretch of roadway as it can be dangerous. It was not clear at the time of this accident what caused the two vehicles to hit head on or if speed was a factor.

Have you noticed an increase in bicycle use in the Sacramento area in recent years?  Have you seen the huge bike trend among people in the downtown and Natomas area? It seems as though it is becoming more and more popular and people are turning to their bicycles not just for healthy exercise or transportation but just for the fun of it.  The trend is making such a splash that there are even locations that offer bike valet. Including the Farmers Market at North Natomas Regional Park.

As residents of Sacramento we have access to ample bike trails in our area including many in the Natomas area. Wheather you are a solo cyclist or a group rider there are many more options available to the public then in previous years. For more information about Natomas Biking check out this website http://northnatomastma.org/bike/bike-news  There you can find lots of helpful resources and remember when biking to always keep safety your number one priority.