Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Important Information (Repost)

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 EXCE S SIVELY, 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.

 

Thanks Win S.

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