Flashcards in SAFETY BULLETIN 4 - BAD WEATHER DOES NOT CAUSE ACCIDENTS Deck (4)
IN REGARDS TO WEATHER, AT WHAT TIME IS THE MOST HAZARDOUS TO DRIVERS?
EARLY PART OF RAINFALL
++The early part of a rainfall is most hazardous for drivers. Accumulated o il and dirt on the roadway with the first few drops of rain is more skid-provoking than packed snow or ice.++
WITH 1/2" OF RAINFALL AT WHAT MPH DO YOU BEGIN TO LOSE CONTACT WITH THE ROAD?
++With a half-inch of rain, you begin to lose contact at 30 mph; at 60 mph you're running entirely on water like a boat.++
At around ______ mph they found the tire surfaces actually leave the road if there is as much as 1/16 of an inch of moisture on the road surface.