By RAM Tracking on 20 Mar 2013
Cruise control systems are designed to accurately maintain a driver's desired set speed, without any intervention from the driver. This is considered to be cautious way of maintaining a steady speed, although few motorists are aware of the dangers of using cruise control whilst driving in the rain.
In a recent accident which occurred as a result of the driver using cruise control in the rain, a police officer informed the shaken motorist that if the cruise control is on, your car will begin to hydro-plane when the tyres lose contact with the road and that the vehicle will accelerate to a higher speed. This is why cruise control should never be used when the road is either wet or icy.
It is vitally important that motorists are aware of these dangers, in order to prevent serious or fatal accidents occurring in the future.
Read on to find out more safety tips for driving in the rain: