2014-09-04 12:05:01 -
What is aquaplaning? It sounds like an extreme water sport, a “relative” of kite surfing and free diving. Although aquaplaning is certain to raise your heart beat to an extreme level, it will bring you danger instead of fun. Aquaplaning stands for a sudden loss of grip while driving on a wet surface. When a “wedge” of water forms between the tyre and the road surface, the driver can momentarily lose the steering control over the vehicle, which may lead in the worst case to an accident. Due to the usual and increasingly frequent high rainfalls, British motorists will be at great risk of experiencing this dangerous phenomenon.