[GeoStL] Re: PLEASE READ

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That is how I totaled my Oldsmobile back in January of 2004 during one
of the snow storms. I was traveling northbound on 55 and just past the
St Mary's exit, I lost control and hit a small tree off the shoulder,
then the Olds and I went down a very steep hill. The only injuries
that I received was a nasty bruise on the side of my head and when I
cut my hand on the glass shards climbing out of the back window, I was
very lucky. -ryan

On 3/21/07, Robert Oelschlaeger <roelschlaeger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Thanks, Bernie.
> Read the Snopes note referenced by Bernie at
> http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/wetroad.asp
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> Bob (aka roelsch)
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> On 3/21/07, M. Bollinger <lazylightning3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > This is totally true.  I watched a guy in front of me do this very thing
> > about two months ago. He flipped his Explorer but ended up ok.  Also, the
> > Boone County State Representative had the same thing happen to her on the
> > I-70 Minneola hill back in the early 90's.  She lost control, hit the rocks
> > in the center of the highway and died.
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Bernie <happykraut@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:50:43 PM
> > Subject: [GeoStL] PLEASE READ
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> > Subject: NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON.
> >
> > NEVER KNEW THIS BEFORE...
> > I wonder how many people know about this? 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 had a similar
> > accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.
> > 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.
> > NOTE:
> > Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to
> > set
> > the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.
> >
> > I checked it out on Snopes. It is true.  Bernie
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