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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by abscate » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:38 am

Dave in Maine ...thanks for the Public Service reminder on a newcomer to winter.

As I taught my many many youth drivers ( passing on wisdom from 1966)

" double your travel time, double your following distance" in bad weather
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Re: New England Winter for a Desert Volvo?

Post by BEJinFbk » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:43 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:38 am
Dave in Maine ...thanks for the Public Service reminder on a newcomer to winter.

As I taught my many many youth drivers ( passing on wisdom from 1966)

" double your travel time, double your following distance" in bad weather
Very Good Points - No need to be in a hurry on ice.
Just leave a little earlier, keep your wits about you,
remember that the 2 second rule should probably be
more like 4 or 5 seconds and don’t allow less patient
drivers to affect your good sense. Bruce agrees!
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And also of great import - Turn Signals Are NOT Optional.
Of course, that should be true everywhere...
But in bad weather, every little bit helps! :wink:


'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)

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