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Rainy day driving quiz

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - Here comes a rainy week, and as everybody knows when the going gets slick, San Diego drivers go sideways and common sense goes out the window.

The freeways become a catalytic conundrum of catastrophic portions, because some local pinheads actually think that the wetter it gets, the faster you drive. What else could explain why our daily and nightly commute will now become a demolition derby?

Let's review some basic soggy ground rules. Take the following rainy day driving test:

When you see traffic stopped in front of you:

A. Gently tap your brakes to avoid a skid.
B. Pick up the cell phone and tell them you'll be late.
C. Pull into the emergency lane and resume your normal speed.

When your vehicle starts to skid:

A. Always turn your steering wheel into the skid.
B. Always turn your steering wheel away from the skid.
C. Always alert your passengers by yelling "heads up!"

When traveling fast over very wet pavement, remember:

A. Your car can easily hydroplane.
B. Your pet should be removed from your lap.
C. Your set cushion may be used as a floatation device.

Before you head out on the freeway:

A. Make sure that your tires have good tread.
B. Make sure that you have good wiper blades.
C. Make sure that you slow way down when you're texting.

If you are involved in a non-injury, minor accident:

A. Simply exchange your information with the other driver.
B. Call KFMB and ask for the traffic department.
C. Just grab your neck and call your lawyer.

When driving with your windshield wipers on:

A. Be sure to use your headlights.
B. Be sure to wear your seatbelt.
C. Be sure to wear your headphones.

Now if you answered C to any of those questions, please do us all a favor and stay home this entire week.

 

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