Today I learned how slick the roads get when it rains in a super dry climate and the reason that modern cars have ABS.
Was going around 35, slowed down coming to a traffic queue at a red light and when I got down to a little over 20mph the wheels locked up and I realised I wasn't going to stop before I hit the fresh G wagon in front of me. Luckily managed to get off the brakes, back on the gas just in time to slide (quite literally) into the next lane over where there happened to be space.
My first ever really close call in a car, don't fancy anything like that again. I guess the lesson I learned is not to assume the conditions will be what I'm used to as I've never seen a road that slippery when wet at home...
Was shaking for fucking hours after, feel like a bit of a mug for putting myself in that position in the first place.