Tips from the experts: driving through flash floods

Mark Nichol

With the Met Office warning of torrential rain for a good while to come, here's the IAM's advice on driving through flash floods. As it happens, we drove through some of the worst of yesterday's downpour, and it was far from a pleasant experience; this advice, from the IAM's Drive & Survive series, is timely and very useful.

Drive on the highest section of the road and don't set off if a vehicle is approaching you
Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and pedestrians.