Avoid Cruise Control On Slippery Roads

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Myth: Cruise control can be used all the time regardless of driving weather.

Fact: Using cruise control when driving in the rain, snow, hail, sleet or ice, slippery roads can affect the system's ability to maintain a constant vehicle speed. On wet roads, cruise control set at too fast a speed could cause the vehicle to hydroplane when it encounters standing water. On very low-traction surfaces such as ice and snow, cruise control operation can result in a skid or spin. Drive safe and avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.

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