Watch: Vehicle hydroplanes over traffic barrier


Nevada Highway Patrol: 'If you don’t believe us, watch this video!'

Nevada Highway Patrol

CARSON CITY, Nev. (BRPROUD) — Hydroplaning is real, and the Nevada Highway Patrol is providing proof in the video below:

The vehicle in the video flew over the barrier into traffic that was traveling in the opposite direction. Two people were in the vehicle, and both sustained minimal injuries.

The Nevada Highway Patrol emphasizes that the inhabitants of the vehicle were not hurt worse because both wore seat belts.

According to “Car and Driver,” “Hydroplaning, or aquaplaning, is a dangerous driving condition that occurs when water causes your car’s tires to lose contact with the road surface.”

The Nevada Highway Patrol is asking everyone to slow down when the road is wet.

“Car and Driver” provides some tips on what to do if your cars hydroplanes.

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