not to be mis-construed with driver control! I am one of the people
out there on the road that uses "cruise control" on a regular basis. The
first vehicle I had with cruise control, was a 79 Thunderbird, rear wheel drive
V8. The first negative experience I had with cruise, came when I was
driving on roads with icy and snow covered patches. I was going up a
hill, probably day dreaming, when the cruise called for "more power' just as I
came onto an icy spot...that is when the fun started...fishtailing, sliding and
finally gaining control. I learned that day not to use cruise on bad
roads, and to pay more attention to road conditions.
My father-in-law, while living
in FL, took his 93 Concorde into a swampy median on I-95 to visit the
gators, after he lost it on FL's famous slick roads made from sea shells!
He said he does not use cruise on rainy days
All it takes is a split
second to lose control if hydroplaning or any loss of traction does happen, and
cruise does not react in any way other than to either back off the throttle, or
increase throttle until the driver either hits the brakes, the off button or the
In any case, I will beg
those who haven't figured out how to use cruise, or are afraid to use it, to
"GET YOUR @#$^#& CARCASS out of my way, because I am on
cruise and coming through!
John in Snowy, cold, windy
PS: A not so fun day...twisted the pinion
shaft off the front pumpkin of my 2000 Ram while plowing snow this AM...