[BITList] Driving in the rain . .This may save your life

FS franka at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 17 01:09:14 GMT 2010


How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour.

We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it 
rains heavily.
This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and 
confirmed it.

It is useful...even driving at night. Most of the motorists would turn 
on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the 
visibility in front of the windshield is still bad......

In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any 
model will do), and miracle! All of a sudden, your visibility in front 
of your windshield is perfectly  clear, as if
there is no rain.

Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are 
not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also 
might save your friend's life by giving him this

Try it yourself and share it with your friends!???
*Amazing, you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet 
of rain falling.?

You can see where the rain bounces off the road.?  It works to eliminate 
the "blindness" from passing semi's spraying you too.?

Or the "kickup" if you are following a semi or car in the rain.?
They ought to teach that little tip in driver's training..  It really 
does work.

This warning is a good one!

I wonder how many people know about this.
A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car.

A resident of Kilgore , Texas she  was traveling between Gladewater & 
Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly 
began to hydro-plane and literally flew through
the air.  She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden 

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told 
her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN 
WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON.  She thought  she was being cautious by 
setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in 
the rain..

But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on when 
your car begins to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with the 
pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you 
take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what 
had occurred.

The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat 
ICY, along with the airbag
warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a 
safe speed - but  we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when 
the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the 
patrolman), was a man who had a similar accident, totaled his car and 
sustained severe injuries.

NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow 
you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.



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