On or around Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:44:12 -0000, "Roy Hann"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>"Dougal" <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> wrote in message
>> William Tasso wrote:
>> > btw: I understood warnings of potential black-ice are a good thing
>> > - or maybe I misunderstand the o/p.
>> That may well have been his intention but the best solution is to drive
>> with your window open and listen and/or feel what the steering wheel is
>> telling you.
>I'd rather not wait for the steering to tell me. I want a *warning* not a
>demonstration. I should mention that I spent 20 years in western Canada and
>I fancy I know about driving on ice. The main thing to know about it is
>that when 2700kg of vehicle decides to really let go on ice it happens
>instantly and you aren't going to get it back.
>> I suppose I'm basically saying that they won't tell you anything that
>> you don't know already.
>No, unless you are an excruciatingly cautious driver what you are basically
>saying is that you have been lucky. So have I, but I don't mistake luck for
>a law of nature.
>Also I can't see my missus being keen on driving with the window open.
I used to be a passenger sometimes in a vehicle where the driver insisted on
having the window open and the heater off "so as to stay alert". I'm not
convinced it works, TBH - if you're too tired to drive, cold fresh air has a
very limited and short-term effect, IME. Getting out and walking up and
down, doing stretching exercises and so forth is more beneficial.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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