When the road is wet, your chance of being involved in an accident increases. That’s because of several reasons, such as the lowered visibility level due to rain and mist and how the road becomes more slippery when water has accumulated on it. Hydroplaning becomes an issue when rain is especially heavy – a common occurrence in South Florida.

Wet pavement as a contributing factor is 73 percent of the weather-related crashes that were reported from 2004 to 2013.

Wet pavement played a role in 80 percent of these crashes that led to injuries and 77 percent of weather-related traffic fatalities during that period.