Monday, December 26, 2016

A PSA For Your Safety!

Turn on your flurbin headlights!

There are far too many people in my area driving around with no headlights on! At dusk, in the fog, sometimes when it's straight dark. Do they think that because there are street lights they don't need headlights?

The thing is Anchorage in the winter time could use headlights at all times. Even when it's sunny out, the sun doesn't get very high. While the sun is up it's pretty much in your face if you're driving south and reflecting into your face when driving north. It helps everyone see you if you have your headlights on. You see, in town where there are street lights, headlights are more for others to see you than for you to see the road. Just turn them on from Oct. to May.

While we're on the the subject of driving, ABS is not a substitute for pumping the brakes! ABS is for being able to steer your way out of an accident. It is assumed that if the ABS is kicking on, you won't be able to stop in time anyway and you can't steer in a skid. ABS actually makes your stopping distance longer in the snow. I learned this from a textbook, don't argue.

This has been your "driving in the winter" PSA. Your welcome. 

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