>Have any of you guys heard anything about the >following:
Read this, this could save your life!!!! > >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 control. > >The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the drivers 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 other people and only one of them doesn't know about >this, then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life.
You know, I've never heard of this. But what's the difference between using your cruise control and maintaining the same speed?