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Safety Tip - Cruise Control
When Not to Use
Although there are many advantages and conveniences with using “cruise control” there are times and places when using it can become hazardous.  Cruise control should notbe used in the following situations:
  • On Icy or snowy roadways
  • When temperatures are near freezing and when you approach a bridge or overpass
  • On rainy days when water puddles
  • During heavy downpours of rain or hail
  • When becoming tired or fatigued
 
WHY? - Anytime you encounter a road surface (particularly hilly terrains) that may be slippery there is the chance the transmission will shift into a lower gear.  Should this happen the drive-train tires will spin due to the traction loss via acceleration.  Should this occur there is a chance that you may lose control of the vehicle.  If you are fatigued or drowsy and are operating with cruise control on you will not experience any gradual speed slowing effects should you drift off the roadway.  Any decrease in speed is beneficial in regaining control of the vehicle and avoiding a crash.