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
Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the revs high by "slipping the clutch" (which means the clutch is not fully engaged) all the time you are in the water
If you can’t see where you are going to come out of the water, such as when approaching flooding on a bend, think twice about starting to drive into it
In deep water never take your foot off the accelerator, as this could allow water to travel up the exhaust pipe
Once you're out of the water, dry the brakes before you need them. The best way is to lightly apply the brake as you drive along for a few seconds, after checking nothing is following you too closely.
The Environment Agency and AA are urging drivers to be 'flood aware', as a survey shows that despite the wettest winter on record, more than two thirds of men and half of women would still risk driving through flood water.