As a Gainesville accident attorney I can tell you that this is a very good question for Floridians. With our rainy weather conditions hydroplaning can easily happen resulting in serious accidents such as the recent accident on I-75 that caused a 14 car-pile up and closed the Interstate for 6 hours.
Viscous hydroplaning happens when a car’s tires lose traction, causing the vehicle to slide on a mixture of road oil, dust, and water. While “viscous hydroplaning” doesn’t necessarily involve deep, pooled water, it can cause sliding and loss of control over the vehicle. The danger for viscous hydroplaning is highest at the beginning of a storm, when oil and water mix on the road.
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