Cars today are incomparably safer than in the past thanks to the innovative technologies that are supporting every component of the vehicle. However, rain remains a real threat for safe driving especially that wet conditions have a major impact on tyre grip. While the UAE rarely experiences heavy rainfall, there is always a margin for the unexpected and drivers are urged to make sensible driving decisions to ensure safety. According to the command and control unit of Dubai Police, nearly 1,900 traffic accidents occurred over a single weekend in January last year due to rainfall in Dubai, (source: uaebarq).
As a leading global tyre manufacturer, Pirelli strives to offer increased control on the road. Thanks to its engineers’ passion for innovation and their exclusive experience of F1®, Pirelli innovate tyres that offer an increased grip in order to guarantee a high level of traction, stability and braking efficiency which translates to excellent comfort while driving.
As part of its commitment to sustain road safety, Pirelli Middle East has put together nine tips for UAE motorists to drive more safely when it rains.
Perfect for the UAE weather and road conditions, Pirelli’s tyre family boasts tread patterns that are designed to minimise aquaplaning. 3 Wide longitudinal grooves produce excellent water expulsion for the safety and control reserved in wet conditions. As a summer tyre range, Pirelli tyres are made from a specific type of compound designed to maintain high levels of reliability throughout the year. The unique profile of Pirelli’s summer tyres is designed to ensure lower rolling resistance, perfect grip on the road, and a shorter braking distance.
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