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09 Dec 2011 00:00 by juliew Star rating in La Herradura, Costa .... 68 posts Send private message

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SAFE-DRIVING TIPS WHEN IT IS RAINING!



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 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 put on your
SUNGLASSES (any model will do), and miracles! 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 SUNGLASSES in your car. 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!!!!

Amazingly, 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 cars. Or the "kickup" if you are following a car in the rain..
They ought to teach this little tip in driver's training.. It really does work. This is a good warning. I wonder how many people knew about this???


Another good tip:

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago. 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 occurrence! 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, your car will begin to hydro-plane when the tyres lose contact with the road, and your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an aeroplane. 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 ROAD 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 road is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this, (besides the patrolman), was a man who'd had a similar accident, totalled 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. Even if you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn't know about it, it's still worth it. You may have saved a life.



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09 Dec 2011 15:06 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 145 posts Send private message

 WELL DONE JULIE ITS GOOD TO SEE SOMETHING USEFUL ON HERE





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09 Dec 2011 15:50 by TheGuru Star rating. 35 posts Send private message

Yes Stevie Wonder uses this method

Persomnally I would just pull over safely and wait till it stops!





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09 Dec 2011 15:51 by juliew Star rating in La Herradura, Costa .... 68 posts Send private message

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Thank you for that, I thought it would be useful.

 



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09 Dec 2011 16:28 by Marbella29649 Star rating in Mijas Costa, Costa d.... 58 posts Send private message

Sorry but it's just another email hoax.

"Modern cars take their speedo reading from the driveshaft or transmission. This means the cruise control bases its responses on the speed of the driven wheels, not the car itself. This is an important distinction and fail safe position.

If the driven wheels skid because they lose grip, the spinning wheels will cause the speedo to show a higher reading which will force the cruise control to release the throttle faster than most drivers. Regardless of whether the car itself slows down or speeds up, the cruise control will always reduce the throttle no matter what until the driven wheels slow down back to the pre-set speed.

If the wheels continue to slip under this scenario, this will always leave the car travelling more slowly relative to the road, not faster as described in the email.


 



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09 Dec 2011 16:48 by juliew Star rating in La Herradura, Costa .... 68 posts Send private message

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Dear Marbella 29649

I understand it to be correct as information came from the Manchester police, sorry if it is wrong.



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09 Dec 2011 16:58 by Marbella29649 Star rating in Mijas Costa, Costa d.... 58 posts Send private message

Hi Julie,

You got an email from the Greater Manchester Police?

Why does it use American terms such as Highway Patrolman and mention a car, Toyota Sienna Limited XLE,  that's only available in the U.S?

 



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09 Dec 2011 20:01 by Flybynight Star rating. 60 posts Send private message

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Julie

Regarding the sunglasses 'advice' read this from SNOPES who are a very well known hoax site, very well respected. See what's said about sunglasses, they HAVE to be POLARIZED! Non-polarised sunglasses will increase the hazzard & NEVER wear sunglasses (polarized) at night in this situation. The practice is dangerous.

Your post says "In the event you face such a situation, just put on your SUNGLASSES (any model will do), and miracles! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain..







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09 Dec 2011 21:11 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 145 posts Send private message

 BELIEVE WHAT YOU LIKE

BUT

 

 

News

Nov 3, 2009

Cruise control – don’t lose control!


A recent incident in the USA has highlighted the dangers of using a vehicle’s cruise control function in wet weather.

A woman wrote off her car after the cruise control caused it to aquaplane and fly off the road. Luckily she wasn’t seriously injured, but it was a salutary lesson for her and other drivers.

“When you use cruise control in heavy rain, there is a possibility of aquaplaning,” said a spokesman for Workplace Driving, which helps business owners and health and safety executives develop robust at-work driving policies. “The tyre can’t clear enough water through its tread and, in effect, rides on top of a film of water. This is most likely to happen at higher speeds and when tyres are worn.”

Workplace Driving are now advising companies to warn staff about the risks of using cruise control when it’s raining, and to build such advice into their vehicle policy statements.

 

Aquaplaning causes the driver to lose steering control. Tyre noise will disappear and the engine revs will naturally rise because there is no resistance between the tyres and the road. The usual remedy is to gently decelerate without braking and keep a gentle, firm, grip on the steering wheel. Unfortunately, the cruise control function will do the opposite, increasing its revs to try and maintain speed.

Most drivers resort to the brakes, which disengages the cruise control, but engages the ABS, reducing the chances of regaining control of the vehicle. Few have the presence of mind simply to switch off the cruise control manually.

Aquaplaning may be a relatively rare occurrence, but it’s nonetheless serious, and there are precautions which can reduce the risk of it happening.





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09 Dec 2011 22:10 by TheGuru Star rating. 35 posts Send private message



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10 Dec 2011 13:13 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5241 posts Send private message

 
I would not recommend this.
 
 In heavy rain the amount of daylight is obviously much less thus sunglasses may well be dangerous as one would be able to see less, like driving at dusk.
 
The best advice is, do not drive faster than your ability to see safely permits.
 
If you had an accident using sunglasses in heavy rain you may well be prosecuted for Driving Without Due Care.





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10 Dec 2011 20:42 by Marbella29649 Star rating in Mijas Costa, Costa d.... 58 posts Send private message

** EDITED - Totally off topic **




This message was last edited by EOS Team on 11/12/2011.

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10 Dec 2011 20:59 by SMYTHIE Star rating. 145 posts Send private message

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