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
As the sun begins to set…don’t forget to_______________________ Dawn & Dusk
What could she do to minimize the direct sun glare?
Drop the sun visor
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.
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.
Use low beams Reduce speed Pull off road if necessary Increase following distance
Driving in Rain
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 ___________________ 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 Rain Movie will play - Rain
What is important to remember when going through shallow surface water? Hydroplaning possibility Keep moving slowly
What is important to remember when going through very deep water? Keep moving slowly Dry your brakes when through the 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. TRUE In Motion magazine, a General Motors publication
Without ABS: wheels lock up…no steering control With ABS:
Strategies in the Snow
Perhaps the most important thing about driving in snow is to:
On this one way street what are you now searching for? --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
Usually when we see this sign we have a bridge up ahead… What is the meaning of this sign? Slippery when wet
¼ mile later…the bridge. It’s about 32 degrees and the road surface is more than just wet…it is also icy
Strategies in the Snow Perhaps the most important thing about driving in snow is to: