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Mar 27 2008

Posted by under Humor

Women Drivers

This morning on the Interstate
I looked over to my left and saw a
 
 
Woman
 
In a brand new
Cadillac
 
 
Doing 65 mph
 
 
With her
Face up next to her
 
Rear view mirror
 
Putting on her eyeliner.
 
I looked away
 
For a couple seconds !
 
 
And when I looked back she was
 
Halfway over in my lane,
 
 
Still working on that makeup.
 
 
As a man,
 
I don’t scare easily.
 
 
But she scared me so much;
I dropped
 
 
 
My electric shaver,
 
 
Which knocked
 
The donut
 
Out of my other hand.
 
In all
The confusion of trying
 
To straighten out the car
 
 
Using my knees against
The steering wheel,
 
 
It knocked
 
My cellphone
 
 
Away from my ear
 
 
Which fell
 
 
Into the coffee
 
Between my legs,
 
 
Splashed,
 
 
And burned
 
 
Big Jim and the Twins,
 
 
Ruined the damn phone,
 
 
Soaked my trousers,
 
 
And disconnected an
Important call.
 
 

Damn Women Drivers!!!

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Mar 13 2008

Posted by under Tips,Uncategorized

CRUISE CONTROL

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 RAIN 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 sun-visor – NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN 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 te ll 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 had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

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.

NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on

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