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    #81
    So, do you guys know what to do when you hydroplane?

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    #82
    Kawawa naman yong jeep - direct hit. Kung na-traffic lang nang sandali yan hindi sana aabot, on the contrary, kung mabilis rin ng kaunti lagpas na siguro. Seriously, kawawa yung namatay. RIP.

    If the initial report is true that the Fortuner & Trooper drivers are speeding in heavy downpour & cutting its others lane, ang GAGO naman nila. To think na EIC pa nang car magazine (Unconfirmed report)

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    #83
    Quote Originally Posted by afrasay View Post
    So, do you guys know what to do when you hydroplane?
    if you have a FWD, just keep the accelerator steady and steer straight.

    if you have a RWD, slight decrease the accelerator and steer straight.

    if your car starts to spin, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

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    #84
    Quote Originally Posted by afrasay View Post
    So, do you guys know what to do when you hydroplane?
    I guess we can never have the answer but we can prevent hydroplaning by driving with caution... and observing the speed restrictions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by afrasay View Post
    So, do you guys know what to do when you hydroplane?
    Do NOT apply your brakes

    Do NOT try to steer in any direction but straight ahead

    Do not touch the brakes. Slow down by smoothly lifting your foot from the accelerator, engage your clutch if you are driving a standard-shift vehicle, and let it coast down to the point where the hydroplaning stops.

    You can prevent hydroplaning (aquaplaning). Keep good tires on your vehicle. Keep your speed down in the rain (slow by at least 1/3) and if you are following another vehicle, try to drive in their tire tracks -- let their tires displace some of the water so yours don't have to work so hard. This will help you "keep the shiny side up!"

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    #86
    Hydroplaning is what happens when the tread on your tires cannot channel all the rain-water out from under your tires - or, from under each patch of tire that is supposed to be resting on the road and providing you with traction. When hydroplaning, those tire patches are riding on a layer of water instead of pavement. Many different factors can affect the speed at which a tire will hydroplane, such as water depth, speed, weight of the vehicle, width of the tire, depth of tread, and tread pattern, but all tires will hydroplane with the right combination of speed and water depth. Most often, you hydroplane when your fast moving vehicle hits a deep puddle. The steering wheel jerks suddenly and the vehicle veers toward the puddle. It's a good idea to slow down before hitting a puddle. Other times, when rain is pouring down in sheets, there can be enough water on the roadway to cause a vehicle to hydroplane (without apparent puddles).

    An attentive driver should recognize the potential for hydroplaning and will have slowed enough to prevent the problem. If not, the first indication will be when the vehicle pulls suddenly in deeper water and begins to slide out of control. Or, you may be approaching a curve and discover that your vehicle doesn't respond to your steering input. On a straight stretch, a slight "wiggle" of the steering wheel can give you immediate information on whether you are hydroplaning or not. I wouldn't try this on a curve, however. Another possibility is to check out your tire tracks in the rear-view mirror (if you can clearly see them). You should be able to see distinct tracks on the wet surface behind you, and even see your tread pattern on the pavement for a few seconds before water covers it again. Remember that not hydroplaning means your tread is removing all of the water that gets between your tires and the road surface (channeling it away). If you cannot see your tracks and tread pattern distinctly on the road surface behind you, slow down, because you may be waterskiing on four wheels!

    If you find yourself hydroplaning, do not touch the brakes. Slow down by smoothly lifting your foot from the accelerator, engage your clutch if you are driving a standard-shift vehicle, and let it coast down to the point where the hydroplaning stops. Some experts advise shifting an automatic transmission into neutral while you slow but I do not recommend this (for the same reason I wouldn't put my transmission in neutral on a downgrade). Remember that smoothness is very important -- you don't want to make any sudden moves. You will not be able to steer while the vehicle is hydroplaning.

    You can prevent hydroplaning. Keep good tires on your vehicle. Keep your speed down in the rain (slow by at least 1/3) and if you are following another vehicle, try to drive in their tire tracks -- let their tires displace some of the water so yours don't have to work so hard. This will help you "keep the shiny side up!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    why is it everytime there is an accident on the road, the first suspect would if they were "racing"?!? Why not just use the proper term, SPEEDING...

    What do you call 2 vehicles SPEEDING against each other? Hindi ba RACING?

    The term SPEEDING is given if only 1 vehicle is involved... If two vehicles are speeding against each other, the logical term is, of course, RACING...

    Anyway, from the GMA7 report, it seems that no race occurred. The Fortuner spun, after running over a partially flooded portion of the skyway, and eventually hit the Trooper.

    :peace:
    Last edited by vicoyski; October 11th, 2006 at 10:30 AM.

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    #88
    2 speeding vehicles does not automatically make a race. Unless they were speeding to get ahead of each other.

    Pet peeve lang talaga ni GH iyon, lahat na lang ng kasi halos ng sakuna sa daan sinisi ng media sa racing. For all we know, hindi nga alam nung nasa isang sasakyan na kinakarera na pala siya (baka mabilis lang talaga siya mag-drive).

    Ako pet peeve ko naman yung tinatawag na 'accident' ang mga ganitong incidents. These are not accidents, these are 'crashes'

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTEP View Post
    2 speeding vehicles does not automatically make a race. Unless they were speeding to get ahead of each other.

    Pet peeve lang talaga ni GH iyon, lahat na lang ng kasi halos ng sakuna sa daan sinisi ng media sa racing. For all we know, hindi nga alam nung nasa isang sasakyan na kinakarera na pala siya (baka mabilis lang talaga siya mag-drive).

    Ako pet peeve ko naman yung tinatawag na 'accident' ang mga ganitong incidents. These are not accidents, these are 'crashes'
    hehehehe. tawag dito bro is "freak" crashes.

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    OT napansin ko lang

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