Thursday, August 26, 2010

Driving in the Rain - 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 orFASTEST 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 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 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 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 USE THE 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. If you send this to 15 people and only one of  them doesn't know about this, then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life.

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