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Subj: Driving In The Rain - Very Effective!!

 Could be worth knowing.

Don't know if all of this is true, but sounds reasonable.

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> 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 !
> 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
> 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.