Driving in the rain — this may save your life

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Date: Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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I have to say I did not know this first
information!  If it saves one life I guess it is a worth a few
minutes to forward it. 
Driving in the
— this may save
your life

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 given me by a Police friend who had experienced and
confirmed it. It is useful….even driving at night. One
method used by Canadian Military Drivers for
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 rain
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 next
warning is a another 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 Kinburn , Ontario was traveling between
Kinburn & Ottawa. 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 OPP
Officer 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 Officer 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 OPP Officer that was exactly what had occurred.

The Officer said this warning should be
listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor – NEVER USETHE
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
officer), 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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