Don't Drive Through Flood Waters

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To save yourself a bunch of heartache, headache, possibly your life and the life of your automobile, do not drive through flood waters. You could be thinking that it's not very deep, when the road could possibly be washed out. Some rescue attempts are made with positive results but sometimes there are fatalities.


People don't take into consideration the force of the rushing water and how destructive it can be. Water can get in your engine as well as your electrical system, if this takes place your vehicle is TOTALED! Just think twice before crossing flood waters.

By Terri

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August 24, 20050 found this helpful

On July 16th of this year an elderly couple drove through an underpass that had flooded even though someone was there trying to motion to them not to do it. Well, sadly they were trapped in their car and
drowned. It may not have looked deep but in actuality it was about 8 feet deep; it was just dark in the underpass. Please follow Terri's advice.

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November 18, 20050 found this helpful

Drivers need to use extra caution when driving during a summer storm, spring thaw or prolonged rains. More than half of all flash flood fatalities are auto-related and less than one inch of water can cause a driver to lose control of his or her car.


Once vehicles begin to float they move toward deep, faster-moving water where escape is even more dangerous and top-heavy vehicles may roll over. Those are the things that we should consider in "Driving in Wet Weather" - http://autopart

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