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California 2013

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California Driver's Manual 2013
California Driver's Manual 2013

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Published by: drivershandbooks on May 12, 2013
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Slow down at the first sign of rain,

especially after a dry spell. This is
when many roads are the most slip-
pery, because oil and dust have not
washed away. A slippery road will
not give your tires the grip they
need. Drive more slowly than you
would on a dry road. Adjust your
speed as follows:

• Wet road–go five–ten miles

• Packed snow–reduce your speed
by half.
• Ice–slow to a crawl.
Some road surfaces are more slip-
pery than others when wet and usu-
ally have warning signs posted.

Here are some clues to help you spot

slippery roads:

• On cold, wet days, shade from

trees or buildings can hide spots
of ice. These areas freeze first
and dry out last.

• Bridges and overpasses tend to

freeze before the rest of the road
does. They can hide spots of ice.

• If it starts to rain on a hot day, the

pavement can be very slippery

for the first several minutes. Heat

causes oil in the asphalt to come
to the surface. The oil makes the
road slippery until the rain wash-
es the oil off the surface of the

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