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Car Safety Tips During Rainy Season
- CHECK YOUR TIRES REGULARLY. Make sure you keep your tires properly inflated (check the ải pressure at least once a month), as well as the tread depth to prevent skids. For a quick check, insert a 5 peso coin into your tire tread right side up. As long as the wavy line at the bottom edge of the coin is not exposed, your tire treads still have adequate grip for safe driving.
- SLOW DOWN. Driving at a slower pace allows more of the tire's tread to remain in contact with the road, which leads to better traction.
- KNOW HOW TO RECOVER FROM A SKID. Don't slam on the brakes, instead, apply firm, steady pressure to the brakes and steer the car in the direction of the skid.
- KEEP DISTANCE. It takes about three times longer to brake on wet road than on dry road. Keep more than two car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- TURN YOUR HEADLIGHTS ON, EVEN IN LIGHT RAIN. Not only do they help you see the road better, they'll help other drivers see your car too.
- KNOW WHEN TO STOP. If the rains become too heavy, pull over and wait for the rain to ease up. Heavy rain can overload the wiper blades, decreasing visibility. Make sure to keep your headlights on and turn on your hazard warning lights to alert other drivers.
Jeepneys are the local buses that make routes around the city of Davao , and are easily identified by their colorful flamboyant decoration and practical utility. They are cheap, convenient, operate nearly 24 hours a day, and with a total of 82 routes heading in both north and south directions, provide access to most areas of the city. Timetable and route information can be found at the local tourist information center, or at the city station. Not only has it been hailed as the "King of the Philippine Roads," but also regarded as a truly Filipino cultural icon.