Do Not Use Cruise Control When the Roads are Wet or Icy.

When the Roads are Wet or Icy.


”A 36 year old female  had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car.  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

wet roads

Wet Roads –
Don’t Use Cruise Control

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.”

It’s True! Check this out on Snopes.


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