I was driving down the interstate when it was raining. The car in front was splashing up water, did not have its (tail)lights on, and was of a silver-gray color. It was all but invisible in the rain.If you've ever wondered why no automobile rental agencies in Alaska have white cars in their inventory...well now you know.
I was on a drive a couple months ago. Woke up to a little snow on the ground in the PA mountains. I gassed up the truck and got going. I got to the first bridge which was a little uphill and had some snow on it. At 60mph, when you feel the rear wheels start spinning, it wakes you right up!the main worry is bridges and overpasses... is there wind? is it wet or damp, do your tires kick up water (wet) or not (damp) what is your tire situation? front wheel drive or rear? lots to consider.
I'd probably go the speed limit.
" roads are clear but damp, and have a little salt on them"
There's only one correct answer to this and it's the speed limit. It does not matter the car since we really don't have roads over 70 or 75 mph and the vast majority of cars out there will handle that just fine. Why would temp have anything to do with anything? If the roads are clear but damp with salt, then speed limit it is maybe 5-10 over depending on the scene. Of course we'll always take precautions around sharp turns etc..
Why would temp have anything to do with anything? If the roads are clear but damp with salt, then speed limit it is maybe 5-10 over depending on the scene. Of course we'll always take precautions around sharp turns etc..
There's no message; I just wanted some kind of sanity check. There have been major accidents lately on CT highways, and now I think that I know why.
I lived in Portland, Oregon hospitals for 3 months, recovering from a near death experience with the flu. I lived in the Seattle area for 22+ years; now I'm back where I grew up in CT.
The type of road matters. If you see dry or wet pavement with salt on the highway with some traffic you're fine. If you're on some back or secondary road without recent salt be careful, especially where water drains across the road and on crests of hills. "Black Ice" is nearly invisible even when you're standing on it. It forms when a slow moving, wide sheet of water freezes without air bubbles. If it had been colder than 32F before you started driving then there's more chance of ice, as well.