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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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South San Francisco, Pacifica, looks like steadier showers moving through right now pic.twitter.com/BtnLlGPGTt— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) September 30, 2015
Walnut Creek cam showing roads are wet, drops are faliing. pic.twitter.com/gzSOOSKEp5— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) September 30, 2015
Some raindrops dotting our SFO cam. Moisture now reaching the ground in parts pic.twitter.com/CAtLa91dzU— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) September 30, 2015
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