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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 excessive, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane 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 had 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 and your car begins to hydroplane -- when your
tires loose contact with the pavement your car will accelerate to a higher
rate of speed and you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that
was exactly what had occurred. We all know you have little or no control
over a car when it begins to hydroplane. You are at the mercy of the Good
Lord. The highway patrol estimated her car was actually traveling through
the air at 10 to 15 miles per hour faster than the speed set on the cruise