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Subject:: Driving in the rain . .This may save your life

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GO OD 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 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 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, 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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