WHEN IS THE R OA D WETTEST?. The FIRST FEW MINUTES of rainfall. Therefore, it is the most dangerous because you can lose control of the vehicle. PUMP THE BRAKES (Or) Apply steady Pressure to brakes. AFTER DRIVING THROUGH THIS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?. ONE CAR LENGTH RULE.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
STOPPING DISTANCE INCREASES BECAUSE OF DECREASED FRICTION BETWEEN THE TIRES AND THE ROAD.
Where does friction occur while driving?
What decreases TRACTION during driving?
LAW: You must clear car of snow/ice before operating it.
At what speed does this happen?
At what speed is it possible for the tires to COMPLETELY leave the road surface?
> 35 MPH
> 55 MPH
What do you do?
CAR FIRES (p.93 manual)
from State farm insurance
Try to move the vehicle by pushing it off of the tracks (if automatic)
If manual car – run the
starter in low
gear to try to get it
NO TIME!!! Train is coming ->
GET OUT OF THERE.
Get as far away from the tracks as possible.
Brake failure – use parking brake
2. Power steering failure – when engine dies. Hold wheel firmly to maintain control.
3. Headlight failure – emergency stop on side of road. Try dimmer switch, which may help them go on again. If not – hazards, blinkers call for help.
4. Gas pedal problems – sticks, keep eyes on road and shift into neutral. Steer car off to side of road, shut engine off and call for help.
Hood Latch Failure – vehicle’s hood suddenly flies up, slow down immediately. Look under hood to try to see road or out of window (around hood). Use center line or lane markings to pull vehicle off of roadway asap.
6. Windshield Wiper Failure – slow down, hazards, pull over.