From now on it is called caution on the roads


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From now on it is called caution on the roads

Of course, it is always necessary to be careful and always cautious on the roads, but with the season that has now reached us, this commandment should be remembered once again. With autumn in particular, a lot of leaves fall on the roads, which makes for an increased risk of slipping. The same applies to areas where a lot of farming is done and lost crops could end up on the roads. Here it is necessary to be particularly careful, as these circumstances could cause the cars or tires to lose grip. Even special systems such as ESP or ABS cannot give a 100% guarantee that they will function fully reliably.
The braking distance increases by nine meters on a wet road and at a speed of 50 km/h. We can no longer assume a braking distance of 11 meters, but rather 20 meters.
The 2-second rule is supposed to help. The driver looks for a specific point on the side of the road. As soon as the car in front passes this point, the driver counts two seconds. Only then should the driver pass the targeted point himself to ensure a safe distance. If, in addition, worse weather conditions prevail, such as fog, rain, snow, an even different route should be taken. If the visibility in such situations is less than 50 meters, the distance should always be equal to the speed. That is: speed 50 km/h equals distance of 50 meters. That is exactly two delineators on the side of the road.

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