The Rain Is Coming

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- There’s rain coming to our area today, lots of it in a short period of time.

You know what that means.

Boston-area driving – always awful – becomes abysmal as drivers who have forgotten in just a few months everything they knew about driving in bad weather go into a state of panic on the roads. If they ever knew how to drive in bad weather in the first place.

So as a public service, here’s some advice to Boston drivers on how to navigate rain-slicked streets without making traffic safety and congestion any worse than they already are.

First and foremost, there is no need to panic.

Rain will not harm you or your vehicle. It is simply condensed moisture sent to us from the Amazon Rain Goddess in the sky to nurture our plants and refill our reservoirs. Rain is our friend!

So there is no need to put the pedal to the metal and drive like a bat out of Connecticut to reach your destination. In fact, doing so increases your chances of an accident. 

Instead, relax, lower your speed, and relish the gift of the Rain Goddess.

Also, be aware that rain is wet and wet roads are slippery roads. 

Another reason to slow down, as contrary as that may be to your Boston-driver instincts.

Finally, do not floor it through puddles in order to drench pedestrians.

Or at least, don’t do it to me if you see me out walking Buddy the Lab. 

I will take down your plate number, find out who you are, and you will enter my cocoon of horror.

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