Malcolm McKay, spokesman for the Historic Classic and Vehicle Association (HCVA) said the Highway Code was “completely inadequate” for driving in the rain. He warned drivers would just be a “passenger” as they had not been taught proper advice on how to tackle wet road surfaces.
“There should be a warning to watch out for standing water and slow well down before it.
“It’s increasingly common with these storms we are getting, I’ve been in it a couple of times recently.
“There is standing water on the motorway and people tear through with no awareness.”
Mr McKay added modern cars would be more affected by the issue as they were fitted with “wider tyres”.
“You don’t get that with classic cars because they have narrower tyres and much more weight on the narrower tyres.
“They will cut through the puddles without a problem which may well be why it hasn’t been emphasised in the Highway Code in the past.”
Many modern driving aids such as electronic stability control systems will also not help once a car begins to aquaplane.
This is because the tools only work when your tyres are in proper contact with the road surface.