Bennett And Porter Insurance Services Blog
Driving During Monsoon Season
The monsoon season in the Grand Canyon State lasts about three months, from July to September. According to the Ed Phillips Arizona Almanac, the state gets about a third of its yearly rainfall during that quarter of the year. With such wet weather increasing the chances of a wreck, it is essential to ensure you are adequately covered by an Arizona auto insurance policy well before the rain starts falling.
When driving during a monsoon, remember to slow down. Many people are in a hurry, which often leads to reckless driving. It is important to realize it is not just your life you are risking, but you are also putting the lives of the people around you on the line.
A puddle is not always just a puddle. Standing water is extremely dangerous even during a normal rainfall, but during monsoon season, it could be deadly. A pool of water could be much deeper than you first anticipated. It could either cause your vehicle to become stuck or be swept away. It is best to avoid driving through water when you’re unsure of the depth.
Every decision you make has consequences. With a motor vehicle having the potential to cause fatalities, it is vital you use your head when behind the wheel. Arizona auto insurance could pay for the damage to your vehicle after an accident, but nothing can bring back a life that is lost because of the wreck.*