Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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I'm really surprised that the article didn't mention that if it hasn't rained in a while, when the rain first starts the pavement can be exceptionally slick until the rain has washed the accumulation of schmutz from the road. Living in Minnesota, where it rains regularly, I was unaware of the concept, but one time in downtown Salt Lake City, when the rain first started I attempted to stop at the next red light and slid right on through the intersection. Fortunately, I was driving a minivan and the intersection was virtually empty, so I neither tipped over nor hit any vehicles as I hydroplaned through at full speed . . . .
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