Even though you hate doing it, it is much safer to drive at slower speeds when the roads are wet and rain is pouring. Slick roads can easily lead to tragic accidents without warning, endangering you life and the lives of those around you.
If you need a visual representation of what can happen if you carelessly drive in the rain, then please watch the video below. You will see a BMW M3 in China that loses control and hits the median. Luckily nobody was injured in the accident, but the M3 was close to hitting two other cars which could have made this accident a fatal one.