Interesting advice!

>> How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour.
>> We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it
>> rains
>> heavily. This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and
>> confirmed it.
>> It is useful…even driving at night. Most of the motorists would turn on
>> HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the
>> visibility in front of the windshield is still bad…
>> In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any
>> model will do), and miracle! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of
>> your
>> windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.
>> Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are
>> not
>> only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might
>> save
>> your friend’s life by giving him this idea…
>> Try it yourself and share it with your friends!??? Amazing, you still see
>> the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling.?
>> You can see where the rain bounces off the road.? It works to eliminate
>> the “blindness” from passing semi’s spraying you too.?
>> Or the “kickup” if you are following a semi or car in the rain.?
>> They ought to teach that little tip in driver’s training… It really
>> does
>> work.
>> This warning is a good one!
>> I wonder how many people know about this:
>> 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 excessively, when her car suddenly
>> began to
>> hydro-plane 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
>> WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She 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 when
>> your car begins to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with the
>> pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you
>> take off
>> like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had
>> occurred.
>> The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver’s seat
>> 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 a similar accident, totaled his car and
>> sustained
>> severe injuries.
>> NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow
>> you
>> to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on. If you send
>> this to 15 people and only one of them doesn’t know about this, then it
>> was
>> all worth it.
>> You might have saved a life.

Great tips!!

I’ll make sure to put on my sun glasses and turn off the cruise control the next time I am on the track racing in the rain. This was a racing related topic, right?

Or…just use rainx…usually don’t even need wipers.

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You guy’s deleted the topic about the teenage boy that was convicted for statuatory rape. It was a perfect example for other teenagers to learn from his mistake.


You guy’s deleted the topic about the teenage boy that was convicted for statuatory rape. It was a perfect example for other teenagers to learn from his mistake.

The topic was fine but the crap within it was overboard thus it is gone. The statement that I posted above is what it says in the title line of this portion of the board. And it wasn’t YOU GUYS it was only me.

rick… & bubba

my final post was important to all youngsters. why dont you just delete the trouble makers? all in all that thread had very little problems even when we didnt agree. nothing really nasty… kids need to know they can get in ALOT of trouble experimenting with sex… Travis is proof of that.
i understand about rain X… but how many people carry it in their cars all the time. most people do have sun glasses… either on their eyes or heads. both are really good ideas…
i was concerned about the guys that have to drive those bog rigs late at night in heavy rain as well as the rest of us.
thanks for the rainx hint.
carol aka oz


Say, Rick…whatever happened to the forum you set up for idiotic, over-reposted, mass e-mails that have made their way around the web a few million times?

And please note that my use of the word IDIOTIC was in description of the over-reposted email that was…well…re-posted again.

I was definitely NOT calling the person who made that post an IDIOT as that would probably be considered “flaming” wouldn’t it? Because calling someone an IDIOT for posting NON-RACING topics on a RACING MESSAGE BOARD may be in violation of the rules that are sporadically enforced.

In times past I may have written some witty remark about what an IDIOT somebody like that was but I feel like I’ve changed as of late and now can control my loose cannon fingers. I’ve been reading a lot of self help, cut and pasted, emails from lots of folks I’ve never met and really taken them to heart. I did get taken by one guy though who I almost sent 3 million dollars to so he could start a school for handicapped, circus midgets. Luckily, another good samaritan sent me an email warning me about this guy. I was so thankful I sent HIM the 3 million bucks. Truly, the lord was watching out for me that day.

So here’s wishing puppy dogs and rainbows for everybody.
Group hug, anyone?


Now I know, thanks.

I’ll re-post the story and the DA’s story in a new thread so everyone can learn from what happened. If unapproved post come after the story, please just delete the one’s you don’t approve. Hopefully, parents will talk to their teenagers just like I did when I read the story.

So I am to assume the person that posted this has tried it? And I’d like to know the name of the policeman that recommended it. I just want to know who to sue for making such a stupid all encompassing recommendation. Don’t worry, I won’t sue. I know what happens to me when I have my sunglasses on when it gets dark and/or starts to rain. I just hope that no one with eyesight similar to mine takes this seriously.
The cruise control bit is a little more useful. I guess I just thought it was commons sense. Although you might have heard about the middle eastern guy that bought a conversion van in the 70’s, with cruise control. He got in a hell of an accident when he set the cruise control and then got up to do something in the back of the van. So I guess it’s not common sense.
OJ, thanks for the 3 million bucks. I invested it in the pots on the end of rainbows. I haven’t had a return yet, but I’m sure I’ll be seeing something soon.


im so glad you didnt call anyone an “idiot” because someone was gonna call you a hateful a$$hole and i didnt let them !

carolwicks aka oz

Matt I took the category down when I was pruning the board of unused sections…

The zoo called…

Wow…thanks for sticking up for me “Oz”. That mean person might have really hurt my feelings had you not intervened, “Oz”. You are, truly, the saviour of Karnacland and Karnacians everywhere.

In fact, “Oz”, here is a link that you can follow that I found while I was searching for more of those self help sites that offer fabricated, feel-good, thirty paragraph long essays that describe the processes for obtaining fame and riches through prayer and an introductory offer/investment opportunity for using chicken crap to power internet servers for pregnant teenagers living in third world countries.

Peace out.

Thank you!

i dont know what i would do without you. your wisdom inspires me but this beeyotch wouldnt bite you with Bela Lagosis teeth!. Have a fun weekend…
much love from Oz