Even though the total number of traffic accidents on german roads is low, accidents often occur on wet and icy roads. This is the result of a survey by the german federal statistical office. Around 30.000 traffic accidents (7.2% of all accidents) in 2018 can be attributed to slippery roads caused by rain, snow or ice.
Constant rain, poor visibility or icy roads: wet roads can be dangerous for drivers. The ADAC gives some tips on how to reach your destination safely even in bad weather conditions.
Drive with foresight: get off the gas
Hectic and arrogant driving are rarely helpful in road traffic. This is especially true in rain and wet weather: driving too fast or making unnecessary overtaking maneuvers often ends in an accident. The longer braking distance or poor visibility can mean that other road users may no longer be able to react in time. Therefore: reduce your speed, avoid unnecessarily hard braking and signal in time. It also makes sense to have both hands firmly on the steering wheel.