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Driving in Adverse Conditions. Chapter 12. Overview. Reduced Visibility Reduced Traction Other Adverse Weather Conditions. Your Car Windows. Use defrosters when windows are foggy or icy Opening windows can help reduce moisture

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overview
Overview
  • Reduced Visibility
  • Reduced Traction
  • Other Adverse Weather Conditions
slide4

Use defrosters when windows are foggy or icy

  • Opening windows can help reduce moisture
  • Clear all windows, headlights and tail lights of snow and ice
slide5

Dawn & Dusk

As the sun begins to set…don’t forget

to_______________________

turn on low beam headlights

slide7
What could she do to minimize

the direct sun glare?

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Also be aware of the sun glare upon other drivers when you are a pedestrian…its likely that driver would have a hard time seeing you if you were to begin crossing the street.
slide10

Night Driving

Use low beam headlights

Use bright lights if possible

If blinded—stare at right edge of road

Dim bright lights as soon as you see an oncoming car or a car ahead of you.

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Fog

Use low beams

Reduce speed

Pull off road if necessary

Increase following distance

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What is a problem with being behind

large trucks in rainy weather?

Their tires throw it all on our windshield- - be sure you have a good supply of window washer

roadways are most slippery when it
Roadways are most slippery when it ___________________

first begins to rain

Roads accumulate dirt and oil which mixes with the first few minutes of a rain causing a pasty gooey substance which is very slippery…after awhile this “summer ice” is washed away.

Be careful of sudden movements with the steering wheel, quick acceleration, or hard braking

driving in rain1
Driving in Rain

Movie will play - Rain

what is important to remember when going through very deep water
Keep moving slowly

Dry your brakes when through the deep water

What is important to remember when going through very deep water?

How do you dry wet brakes?

- one foot on gas…one foot applying pressure to brake

true or false when using antilock brakes you should hold the brake pedal down all the way
TRUETRUE or FALSE:When using Antilock brakes you should hold the brake pedal down all the way.

In Motion magazine, a General Motors publication

strategies in the snow
Strategies in the Snow

Perhaps the most important thing about driving in snow is to:

slow down & brake sooner

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On this one way street what are you now searching for?

--cars or pedestrians behind large snow piles

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You were not paying attention as this curve approaches and your back end begins skidding to the right. You do have antilock brakes…what do you do?

- - hold brake pedal down hard – while steering quickly right…and be ready to counter steer

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Usually when we see this sign we have a bridge up ahead…

What is the meaning of this sign?

Slippery when wet

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¼ mile later…the bridge.It’s about 32 degrees and the

road surface is more than just wet…it is also icy

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Strategies in the Snow

Perhaps the most important thing about driving in snow is to:

slow down & brake sooner