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Wet Weather Driving

... traction also means a reduced ability to steer. Hydroplaning is the situation where your tires are actually riding on top of a ... running off the road altogether. Getting caught in a hydroplaning situation depends on four things; your tire's tread depth, the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 3 comments

Is the Legal Minimum Tire Tread Depth Enough?

... Proper inflation helps tread do its part to prevent hydroplaning. Reference Links: Minimum Tread Depth - Division ... water to interfere with grip. Did you know that the hydroplaning phenomenon was first discovered and understood in the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/21 - 15:00 - 4 comments

Should I Use Studded Winter Tires?

... through the treads, thus preventing or reducing hydroplaning. However, they can also help the tread blocks to move - ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/10/21 - 08:41 - 7 comments

Q&A - Ruts in the Pavement

... of standing water can be a significant hazard for hydroplaning . It is often not necessary to drive in the left lane, simply ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/16 - 12:22 - 2 comments

Failure to Keep Right

... the road, traffic, visibility or weather conditions. Hydroplaning depends on 4 things, depth of the water on the roadway, tire ... then that leaves speed. The court could infer that hydroplaning off of the roadway was due to unsafe speed after taking into ...

Anonymous - 2019/10/24 - 11:05 - 9 comments

Coping With the Snow and Slush

... box is higher than what I would ever consider in my car. Hydroplaning was one aspect of driving a small car after years of just driving ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 2 comments

CASE LAW - Bayfield v British Columbia (Ministry of Transportation)

... that if a vehicle left the pavement having experienced hydroplaning, a risk known to the defendant, instead of entering an area of ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 1 comment

Think Ahead

... was a chain reaction crash prompted by the first driver hydroplaning in the downpour. Social media posts suggest that hydroplaning was the cause and that many drivers were failing to recognize the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 0 comments

Q&A - New Tires Must go on the Rear?

... providing probably 99% of the ability to prevent hydroplaning, which is dependent on the tread depth and design (as well as adequate pressure of course).  The hydroplaning factor alone is enough to justify having the tires with the least ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/13 - 17:30 - 3 comments

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