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      08-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Echo M3
Originally Posted by klammer View Post
Yes, but you're aware of how a car performs in those conditions, know its limits, and prevent these "mishaps" from even happening. It's about "pro"action not "re"action
If you have ever aquaplaned before, you will know that there is nothing even remotely predictable about it. The best way to prevent an incident like the video in the OP is to not make sudden maneuvers when there is any puddling, make sure that you have plenty of tread depth if you plan on doing any driving in the rain, and keep the wheel absolutely straight if you feel the car 'planing. Aside from that, all you can do is just pray that you gain traction before you smash into something.
All those things you quoted are precisely related to experience and that is what you pick up in those exercises, but your right, we're all subject to "randomness" and that is just a FACT of life!
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