Safe Driving Tips when it is Raining!
27th September 2011
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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/her 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 during 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 police what had happened, they 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 police 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 police that this was exactly what had occurred. The police said this warning should be listed, on the
driver's seat sun-visor:


I always teach my pupils to set the cruise control and drive at a safe speed - but I remind them (often) to use the cruise control only when the road is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this, (besides the police), was a man who'd had a similar accident, crashed his car and sustained severe injuries.

Some vehicles (like some
Toyota's) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.

Please send this warning to all of your friends and if only one of  them doesn't know about it, then it's still worth it.  You may have saved a life.

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