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Bad weather

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:49 pm

Driving when the weather conditions are bad can be really stressful. Heavy rains, dense fog can be one of these.

I remember an incident if travelling by car with extremely dense fog all around. It appeared as if we were trapped in white mess. I was really scared to death.

Have you ever encountered anything like this?

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Re: Bad weather

Postby to7update » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Yeah, tell me about bad weather, I've faced a lot of it! A few times I have encountered such heavy fog that we couldn't see a palm in front of our face, and all the cars stopped in the middle of the road due to the lack of visibility. I've have heavy rains too where we couldn't see a thing. In these cases safety comes first of course, we need to stop until the weather allows us to proceed.
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Re: Bad weather

Postby pwarbi » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:03 pm

When doing any form of outdoor activity, the weather (and in some countries more than most) is always going to be something we have to consider very carefully. The fact remains, there isn't anything we can do to change the weather conditions, but we can be best prepared as possible and I think that's the problem with a lot of people, they simply aren't.

While I would imagine that most of us would check the weather forecast before we set out anywhere, not everyone will make adjustments to their planning so is there any point in checking in the first place? While it might be impossible to prepare for ALL weather, we can take precautions to make sure that we are at least safe and we can know what to expect if we do get caught in anything.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby Shine_Spirit » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:43 pm

Although I love rain, I have to admit that driving while it's raining is very stressful because the traffic usually gets very slow (and this is very stressful, especially if I'm late for some commitment).

The attention must always be redoubled - with you and the other drivers - in those situations because any slip on the road can result in some accident (often serious). ;)
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Re: Bad weather

Postby Alexandoy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:22 am

I have experienced inclement weather several times when we had a long trip to the province. It was usually zero visibility so we had to pull over in the highway lest we meet an accident. In a weather like that, it's not only you that matters, you also have to think of other drivers who are running fast and not seeing clearly what's in front of him. My policy is to pull over when the road is not clear. At least we are safe by the roadside although I choose a good shoulder that is free from obstacles.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby harijobs » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:14 am

I have experienced this once. Our family went to our hometown to attend my grandmother's funeral. My dad was driving and that day we saw the worst of rains. Heavy showers poured out which surrounded our car like a thick white blanket. Even though my father was driving carefully we were all scared to death. We read about the weather condition before leaving and we didn;t expected that rain. It all came suddenly. It was a very scary experience.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby Jasmin Cottontail » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:30 am

Yeah I remember when we were on our way to Auckland to visit my sister's friend and it was winter and raining. To make it worst, our car's engine stopped because it was too cold and we were in the middle of a mountain. My dad already called for roadside assistance but we still need to wait since our location is a bit far from the main road. Luckily, our car started before the assistance came. After that, we always check the weather before going on trips to avoid this kind of hassle.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby tony » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:15 am

Driving under the rain or through heavy current flood could be very dangerous. It's out of haste people want to go ahead and drive through a ravaging flood. A little patience can help avert any danger that can result from driving during unfavorable weather. This reminds me there was a video that circulated online not long ago of how flood swept off an SUV into the deep.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby naruto100 » Sat May 06, 2017 2:30 pm

Yes better to avoid driving in such weather if things are not important. I always avoid driving in heavy rains. Car can get slip anytime on wet road and it can cause accident. Even if we take care of our car, it may possible that other make mistake and cause the accident. So it is good to avoid driving during this time.

If I face heavy rain during driving then I used to park it aside on safe place and wait till rain slow down.

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Re: Bad weather

Postby Decentlady » Wed May 10, 2017 10:15 pm

I had bad weather several times while on the road. Heavy rains and fogs aren't a great company during driving.

We were forced to slow down to a crawl as it was pitch dark in a long empty road and it was raining heavily. Stopping totally did not feel a safe option back then as we didnot know what lurked behind those dense trees on both sides.

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