NISSAN SAFETY TIPS WHEN DRIVING IN THE RAIN

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Did you know that driving in the rain can increase the risk of a dangerous situation for you, your family and other road users? Therefore as a motorist, you should know that safety starts even before you get behind the wheel. Be prepared by making sure your Nissan vehicle is properly check and ready before you start your journey to avoid unwanted road occurrences.

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1-Turn on those headlights

Turn your headlights on immediately when it starts to rain. You should do this regardless of whether it is day or night. By turning your headlights on, you are improving your visibility and letting others on the road know where you are.

(Please use Nissan LED headlights together with Nissan* Daytime Running Lights for better visibility) (*If so equipped on Nissan vehicle)

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2-Keep A Distance When Driving

Rear-end collisions are the most frequent types of accidents. By increasing the gap between you and the vehicle ahead, you are giving yourself the time you need to identify a hazard and respond to it safely.
(Although Nissan vehicles is equipped with Traction Control System (TCS) / Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) / Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) / Brake Assist (BA) / Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) / Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) / Intelligent Ride Control / Intelligent Trace Control, etc. driver should still judge the surrounding situation)

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3-Look out for Pedestrians

Many road deaths are caused by accidents in which pedestrians are involved. On rainy conditions, pedestrians prioritize themselves by trying to keep themselves dry rather than looking out for oncoming vehicles. Therefore, it is your duty as the driver to ensure the pedestrians stay safe.

(Even though Nissan vehicles is equipped with Intelligent Around View Monitor / Blind Spot Warning / Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, etc. driver should always be alert of its own surroundings)

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4-Don’t follow large trucks/busses too closely

Following large vehicles such as trucks and busses should not be done so closely. Doing this, not only reduces your line of vision, it also prevents the truck or bus driver from seeing you. And on rainy conditions, the spray given off from the vehicle’s large tires can reduce your driving visibility. So keep a safe distance.

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5-Avoid Sudden Motion

Driving in a wet condition is already hazardous. Rain further adds to less tire grip / traction. As a driver, avoid making sudden movements (such as changing lanes or overtaking).

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6-Drive Slowly

Slowing down while driving in a rainy condition is the best way to reduce a vehicle’s chances of skidding or sliding.

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Nissan X-TRAIL, NAVARA and TERRA are equipped with the latest Intelligent Mobility and Advance Safety features. Visit any Nissan Showrooms or Roadshows today to view, test-drive and place your booking of choice,

For more information on all Nissan models in Cambodia, please visit Nissan Cambodia’s website at www.nissan.com.kh/ or follow Nissan Cambodia’s Facebook Page at fb.com/CambodiaNissan/.