[BITList] Driving in the rain . .This may save your life
franka at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 17 01:09:14 GMT 2010
*GO**OD VISION IN A DOWNPOUR
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
This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and
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
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
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
The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat
sun-visor - NEVER USETHE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN **THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR
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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