I think one of principal causes of hydroplaning or aquaplaning, is the fact that a layer of water reduces the contact between the rubber of tires and the ground. When this happens, we lose the control of the vehicle and it´s like we are driving a boat. More speed, more boat driving sensation. Very dangerous!
When there's a loss of traction between a vehicle's tires and the road surface, due to water. There can be enough water on a road that diminishes friction between the tire and road. There are many factors that can contribute to hydroplaning, some are improper tire inflation, treadware, and poor road conditions.
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Nanocode and imatellmuva have the basics. There are two primary causes: water and excess speed. If either one of those is absent, hydroplaning cannot occur. There are secondary causes that may contribute, but only in the presence of water and excess speed. Contributing factors include suspension misalignment, tread wear, tire underinflation (not overinflation so much), worn shocks or struts, and slick road surfaces such as paint stripes and oily patches.
Factors that contribute to hydroplaning:
1. Higher the speed of vehicle more likely to hydroplane
2. Deeper the water puddle the more likely to hydroplane
3. Tire thread design, the more restrictive the water channel are the more likely to hydroplane
4. With more thread wear the more likely to hydroplane.
5. The lighter the vehicle, the more likely to hydroplane.
6. The wider the tire with other factors remain the same, it is more likely to hydroplane.
The likelihood of hydroplaning is dependent on the intensity of one or more factors mentioned above
Hydroplaning occurs when the amount of water exceeds the tires dissipation ability rate. This can occur at any speed depending on the wear or type of tire being used. When there is to much water trying to go between the tire and pavement, the water will actually pick the vehicle up off the road. The vehicle will then travel in the direction of the greatest force,
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