Definition of Aquaplaning

The phenomenon of aquaplaning (also known in Castilian as "aquaplaning") is a very common phenomenon that occurs when a car or truck moves through a wet or surface water , which makes the tire or tires to lose contact with the asphalt or terrain and vehicle control may be lost.

It is understood that while hydroplaning is a very common phenomenon, this does not make it any less dangerous. This is so because it consists of a possible loss of control of the car or vehicle when it stops having contact with the ground in which it moves due to the presence of water. Thus, a flooded road or street can generate hydroplaning, making the driver unable to control the vehicle as usual and it begins to move or move independently. Both the brakes and the steering wheel no longer have control over the car as it is moved or displaced by the water.
Needless to say, the greater the amount of water present on the surface, the more difficult it will be to control the vehicle, and it may even float in the event that the water level is higher than normal. In other cases, when the water is level with the surface, the loss of control is minimal and can be easily redressed.

Aquaplaning, as said, arises from the moment the tires lose contact with the surface. They are specially designed to benefit the grip on different types of ground, for which they have relief and designed shapes that allow better grip and safety . However, when that surface is covered with water or another liquid, that grip is lost and the tires stop staying on the ground. In addition to being difficult to maneuver, a car that suffers from the phenomenon of aquaplaning cannot brake, so this situation can easily lead to an accident or collision depending on the driving. If to this we add that aquaplaning can happen at a time when the vehicle has a lot ofspeed , the crash can be even worse.


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