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
As the sun begins to set…don’t forget
turn on low beam headlights
the direct sun glare?
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.
Use low beams
Pull off road if necessary
Increase following distance
large trucks in rainy weather?
Their tires throw it all on our windshield- - be sure you have a good supply of window washer
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
Movie will play - Rain
Keep moving slowlyWhat is important to remember when going through shallow surface water?
Dry your brakes when through the deep waterWhat 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
In Motion magazine, a General Motors publication
--cars or pedestrians behind large snow piles
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
What is the meaning of this sign?
Slippery when wet
road surface is more than just wet…it is also icy