Wet Roads, More Accidents: Stay in control in rainy weather

-5 Safety Tips to stay in control in and after the downpour

-Driving on a rainy day is more dangerous, so be ready with Goodyear

Not everyone is a seasoned driver when it comes to wet weather, while the rainy season in Thailand can make maneuvering more of a challenge. And statistics reflect the sobering truth that more accidents occur in rain, so it's important that drivers be more mindful when taking to slippery roads.

Be sure to keep a few things in mind when heading out in rainy weather:

If your windows are fogging up, use the air conditioner to dehumidify the air inside of your vehicle. If you don't have an air conditioning system, open the rear windows a crack to allow air to circulate.

Slowing down on wet roads is crucial. A wet road surface will offer the driver less grip compared to a dry road surface. Plus, braking distances can double and the ability to steer around an obstacle can be reduced.

Keep a further distance from the vehicle in front of you since braking distances can be longer on wet roads. Staying back will also take you away from the tire spray of the vehicle in front of you, giving you better visibility.

Vision technique is paramount to safe driving. Look further up the road and always look to where you want to be going. Jerky or rushed steering can cause loss of control, especially on rain-slicked roads. Drive with smooth steering inputs. Together with these tips, be sure to choose the right tire and ensure your vehicle undergoes regular maintenance. Goodyear is responding to increasing demand in the mid-passenger segment, coupled with the importance of safety while driving in the rain with the Assurance TripleMax 2, which represents an upgrade and breakthrough in tire innovation enabling drivers to feel safer in wet conditions with increased grip, control, and braking capabilities.

Consumer-driven innovation has always been at the core of Goodyear's business. The Assurance TripleMax 2 responds to the needs of car manufacturers, and we are confident drivers will see the clear advantage these tires provide in terms of wet weather performance and an enhanced driving experience.

Goodyear's Assurance TripleMax 2 uses a new boosted compound with a higher amount of silica and additional adhesive resin for increased stickiness. Its innovative asymmetric pattern design and squarer cavity design also work together for an optimized footprint, which can maintain largest surface contact in wet conditions. Therefore, Assurance TripleMax 2 is capable of shorter braking distance in wet conditions compared to key competitors.

The new compound was tested in all weather and road conditions in the entire Asia Pacific region with trouble free performance. Safety and control on the road remain core values, especially when driving in the rain. Assurance TripleMax 2 was designed to provide Mid-Passenger drivers with assurance and control, particularly in wet conditions. At the same time, it aims to bring a comprehensive product to this all-important segment.

About Goodyear

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

About Goodyear Thailand

Goodyear Thailand was established in 1968 and began tire manufacturing in 1969. In 1978, Goodyear Thailand became a publically-limited company. It now provides original equipment (OE) and replacement tires for passenger, 4X4/SUV, light truck, commercial truck and aviation customers both for domestic and export markets. Goodyear Thailand also has the only Goodyear facility in Asia Pacific and one of only two plants globally that manufactures new aviation tires. For more information about Goodyear Thailand and its products and services, please visit


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