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Dangers of Cruise Control

Cruise control is an easy and convenient way to control speed on the highway, which makes you, as a driver, less likely to speed inadvertently. This is also useful for long trips because it often results in greater fuel efficiency. However, many people may be, don't know the dangers of using cruise control under some conditions. The system is designed for ideal road conditions but on slippery/dry surfaces it can actually cause your vehicle to go into a skid. Thus, cruise control has both positives and negatives.

Positives
  • Prevents Speeding
  • Comfort
  • Fuel Economy
Negatives
  • Diminishes Driver Participation
  • Promotes Distraction

Cruise control relies on tire resistance to the road. It's not just a winter problem. Using cruise control during a heavy summer rain can cause your vehicle to hydroplane - a loss of control due to a layer of water between your tires and the road. The risk is especially high if you drive across a patch of deep water.

Unfortunately, driving without cruise control doesn't guarantee that you'll avoid a skid when road conditions are not favorable. Always keep the following suggestions in mind while using cruise controls.

Of all the innovations in vehicle design, perhaps none is more convenient than cruise control. A basic understanding of ‘how and when’ to use it will always keep you on safe drive.

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How Should You Drive in Winter Weather?


Black Ice (also called glare ice or clear ice)

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What is Black Ice?

Black ice is a thin layer of ice on the roadway. Any ice is dangerous to drive on because it's so slippery, but black ice is especially insidious because a road covered with it looks merely wet, not icy. Black ice isn't really black, of course, but it's so thin and transparent that the dark color of the pavement shows through. Key Facts


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