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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.++

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WITH 1/2" OF RAINFALL AT WHAT MPH DO YOU BEGIN TO LOSE CONTACT WITH THE ROAD?

30 MPH

++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.++

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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.

50 MPH

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TRUE/FALSE

THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF A SAFE RESPONSE OF APPARATUS REST WITH THE COMPANY CHAUFFEUR.

FALSE

++Since the AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY for the safe response of the apparatus rests with the officer on duty, it behooves him to make certain that his chauffeur is fully aware of hazardous driving conditions brought on by the weather when in the opinion of the officer such conditions exist.++

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