CHP warns drivers to be extra cautious in rain in Bay Area today

The CHP is warning drivers to be extra cautious again today as light to moderate rain continues around the Bay Area.

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The CHP responded to more than 200 collision calls yesterday all across the Bay Area, an increase of nearly 30 percent over a normal day. Navigating wet roadways is hazardous; people tend to drive the same way out there, even though the weather conditions are different.

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"If it's raining hard a lot of the water is coming off the roadway and if they don't have their headlights on their taillights are not lit so then other vehicles can't see them," said CHP Ofc. Art Montiel.

The CHP says you should also check your tire tread and give yourself extra stopping distance on the road. Also, if your wiper blades on, you need to have your headlights on, or you risk getting a ticket.

Preparation also means grabbing that umbrella on the way out the door and make sure you have something warm to drink as well.

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