GOOD 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
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, read on……
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 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.
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
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.