Linking to Outdoor Wednesday and Blue Monday
Susan at, A Southern Daydreamer, is our host for today's event. Please visit Susan's blog for great outdoor posts.
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DRIVING IN THE RAIN?
PLEASE READ THIS...IT COULD MEAN LIFE OR DEATH.
driving in the rain -- this may save your life
I have heard of the second part of this,
but not the first part.
GOOD 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
rains heavily. This method was told
by a Police friend who had experienced and
confirmed it. It is useful....even driving
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 idea..
Try it yourself and share it with your
friends! Amazing, you still
see the drops on the
windshield, but not the sheet of
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
NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON
This driver 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
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,
his car and sustained severe
NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota
Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to
set the cruise control when the
windshield wipers are on.
Wishing you safe driving in the rain or not.