How to maintain the stability of the car during aquaplaning. Safe passage puddles

Overcome at high speed various water obstacles, you must be prepared to lose the vehicle controllability due to aquaplaning.

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While driving vehicle on wet road, between the treads of the wheels and the road surface film of water is formed. Some time bus successfully cope with the task of liberation of water from the contact patch with the road. As the water is displaced to the side through the slats of the protectors and pushed forward in the direction of movement. With the increasing speed of the machine the amount of water displaced by the wheel in front of him, will increase, creating in front of him the water wedge. Increasing in size water wedge in the end will raise the tire, taking it to the road surface. Have any aquaplaning or, as professionals say, the car "float"

Actions when the appearance of water barriers

Seeing ahead of him a decent size puddle or slush — pile of snow saturated with water, the first thing to do is to reduce the vehicle speed to the lowest possible value. The next step is to enable the wiper blade to the maximum operation mode. Since fording is unavoidable due to the ingress of water on the windshield, it is necessary to worry about ensuring a sufficient level of review. The wheels should be aligned and the steering wheel is securely locked, clasping his fingers located in positions 10-2 or 15-3. To the force of the impact of the wheels of the water wheel ripped out of driver's hands, their elbows spread apart, hands pressed tightly together, the muscles of the torso – tense. Entering a puddle, the brake pedal should smoothly release.

the Beginning of aquaplaning

The machines with different types of actuator hydroplaning begins differently. The front-wheel car hydroplaning starts with the rear "passive" axis, front at this time still allows you to keep contact with the road due to the transmitted force from the engine. The situation will be safe even if a driver on a slippery road to increase the speed. However, even a small discharge of gas or light braking in this case will rip the tires of the front wheels from the road surface and the car will become unmanageable. Rear-wheel drive car signals the start of aquaplaning by reducing the resistance of the turn steering and the lack of reaction on the road. All of this indicates that the front wheels are already sliding on the water and for the occurrence of the full effect of planning a fairly slight increase in speed or increase the depth of a puddle.

the Passage of water obstacles

Quite often when passing puddles, followed by hydroplaning is the skidding of the front or rear axle of the vehicle. The driver, trying to align the car, turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid. Due to the lack of reaction, the stabilization of the machine during this procedure. But after the front wheels of the car will find a secure grip with the road, the machine will react to their rotated position of the re skid, but in the other side. Therefore, driving through a deep puddle, keep direct position of wheels of a vehicle, excluding any turns the steering wheel and related maneuvers before until the machine has completely overcome the water obstacle. Check the condition of tire treads of your car, because of the depth of the pattern depends directly on the ability of the wheels to divert the water. Resist hydroplaning tires with a deep Central longitudinal groove. In no way inferior to them of tyre tread in a herringbone pattern. On the occurrence of aquaplaning effect and the vehicle speed. Numerous experiments proved that the car begins to "float" at a speed from 80 to 100 km/h In kochemarova road surface reduce your speed, do the same, if you are going to drive through deep puddle or overall. Good luck to you! No nail, no wand!

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