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On a wet road, your tires may start to ride on water instead of the road. This is called

A hydroplaning.

On a wet road, at speeds of up to 35 mph, modern tires will usually channel water away to maintain contact with the road. However, in deep water at higher speeds, the channeling action of the tires becomes less effective and the tires start to ride on a layer of water similar to water skiing. This is called “hydroplaning.” It may result in a loss of braking and steering control.