Snow Driving Q
ssgacc at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 6 15:14:54 EST 2002
68 of the 80 crashes on the NJ Turnpike yesterday were
SUVs so sayeth the radio this morning. And the DJ
chimed in with "can you say overconfidence?"
--- Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:
> KMracer007 at aol.com wrote:
> > YEEHAA lots of traction, then I did step two of
> the "snow
> test" which was hitting the brakes.... lets just say
> the car
> contiued on at 35mph, quattro didnt help me verymuch
> One common mistake people new to quattro/AWD make
> is to assume that, since you go better in snow,
> you stop better in snow. But the reality is that
> you have 4 wheel brakes just like every other car
> on the road -- you're not going to stop any better
> because of the 4 wheel drive.
> If you drive a lot in the snow, you may notice
> an above average number of SUVs off the road and
> into the weeds because bad assumption.
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"
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