- Enemy Vehicles
- Your Car
Not like I’m any expert or anything but….
Here’s what I do…
If there’s not a lot of rain on the road, and it’s sorta just light rain, sprinkling, then I drive the same as normal but I allow a nice space between me and the other cars. No tailgating, even if they deserve it.
If it’s raining really hard, visibility is down, or it’s really watery on the road, I SLOW DOWN, to about 50-65.
You got to leave big ass spaces between you and cars even if they don’t want to. If people want to get all huffy and pass you and freak out fine, they can die, what do I care.
Be very careful on corners, that is where I wiped out. If you start hydro-planing, on a corner, you’re really screwed. If you’re hydro-planing at all you need to slow down.
Make sure you have good tire treads. The flatter they get the more you hydroplane.
Crossing dangerous flooded intersections
What you wanna do is not take one that is too deep. Watch other cars take it first or at least look for some other cars on the side of the road after it who might
have been flooded.
Try to keep a nice constant speed through it but don’t hot rod it. You don’t want to get water into your distributor.
If you do flood out (I believe a flooded distributer is how it happens) open the hood, and grab your paper towels, using something for a shield from the rain and clean out that distributer of water. Some people say you just have to wait but that never has seemed to work for me…
Make sure you know the water is not to deep and only attempt to cross it if you know that for sure..
Crossing dangerous flooded Roads
Don’t attempt to cross a flooded road, especially if there are signs around warning against it. Turn around and find some other way. Don’t be one of those
idiots you laugh at on TV saying I didn’t know it was that deep or even worse pay with your life for it.
Sometimes they are very slack removing the signs afterwards, but make sure you confirm this before crossing the road closed signs. And be warned
they can ticket you for crossing these signs. My mom got a ticket..
Some facts from a sheet I got:
Water weighs 62.4 lbs per cubic foot and typically flows downstream at 6 to 12 miles an hour.
When a vehicle stalls in the water, the water’s momentum is transferred to the car. For each foot the water rises, 500 lbs. of lateral force are applied to the car.
But the biggest factor is buoyancy. For each foot the water rises up the side of the car, the car displaces 1,500 lbs. of water. In effect, the car weights 1,500 lbs. less for each foot the water rises.
Two feet of water will carry away most automobiles..