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Re: when to shut off ABS??

On Tue, 10 Dec 1996 06:33:49 -0500 (EST) ScharfR@aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 96-12-09 02:00:38 EST, ameco@map.com (Robert
> writes:
> >  Heres an easy one. When would you want to shut off your  ABS or
> >  would you.
>To which, on 96-12-09 08:21:24 EST, I6941tb@aol.com writes:
> << On pure ice, Bob. You'll brake better than a dumb komooter.  >>
>I don't buy it.  ABS (for the normal human) will still produce an
>combination of short stopping distance _and_ steering control on ice.
>what, pray tell, is "pure ice?"  Be aware that ice is not ice.
>surface texture/finish, the presence or absence of water and/or snow on
>ice surface, the tires in question, etc. are all mitigating factors
>bear on the coefficient of friction at the tire/road interface.

Just this morning, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety from Washington
DC reported on TV they are seeing more accidents of cars equipped with
ABS than accidents of same cars without ABS. 
They blamed drivers' mistakes - I guess in this case they couldn't make
blaming the manufacturers work...

Ivan - 97 Gala-free A4Q
MA NMA Activist