Mixed Precipitation And Flooding Threats In The Northwest; Gusty Winds In Montana And Wyoming
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First, prepare your vehicle. Extreme temperatures can be hard on vehicles. Check the fluids, ensuring that the radiator is winterized, the gas tank is over half-full, and there is plenty of windshield washing fluid. Check belts, hoses, and brake systems for excessive wear.
Weather and Road Conditions – Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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Winter Driving Safety
When you come upon slick, icy roads you should drive slowly and cautiously and pull off the road if you can no longer safely control the vehicle. When it first starts to rain, water mixes with oil on the road making it particularly slippery. Manufacturers generally advise drivers not to use a retarder [also called a "Jake" brake] on wet or slippery roadway conditions.
Training exercise questions follow the video clip. Traffic is heavy and moving slowly. The driver is inattentive and traveling too fast for conditions. Traffic slows as the driver passes an emergency vehicle on the side of the road and the driver has to brake quickly to avoid hitting the lead vehicle. What caused the driver to brake excessively? What could the driver have done differently?
TIP 2: Enter a Curve Slowly Speed limits posted on curve warning signs are intended for passenger vehicles, not large trucks. Large trucks should reduce their speed even further. Studies have shown that large trucks entering a curve, even at the posted speed limit, have lost control and rolled over due to their high center of gravity. Braking in a curve can cause the wheels to lock up and the vehicle to skid. The driver passes a curve warning sign but fails to reduce his speed.
The driver is traveling too fast when he enters the curve and has trouble maintaining control of his truck. The driver has to brake hard and crosses onto the right shoulder. What behavior indicates that the driver is driving too fast for conditions? Even though ramps and interchanges make up less than 5 percent of all highway miles, 20 to 30 percent of all large-truck crashes occur on or near ramps.
Loaded trailers have a higher center of gravity and sudden speed adjustment may cause the load to shift, leading to skidding or a rollover. Nearly a quarter of all work-zone deaths in involved a large truck. The truck driver rear-ended a passenger bus. The crash caused a five-vehicle pileup, killing 8 women and injuring about a dozen others.
As a result of the crash, the truck driver was charged and convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to 4 years in prison.