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    Aquaplaning

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.

    Nick

    I was completely caught out in that deluge last week without my coat.I was just walking back from town to Thame Service Station when the ‘passing shower’ turned into a scene from End Of Days. Had to go home for a complete change of clothes.But skin’s waterproof and clothes will dry so no real harm done, but it’s a different story if you’re in a car.Heavy downpours can be dangerous things to be caught out in. It’s Tyre Safety Month at the moment and an interesting video popped up during an Internet search earlier this week.

    If you’ve ever aquaplaned in your car you’ll know how difficult stopping it can be.

    Time seems to stand still, your body tenses and you realise you’re completely helpless. The car is moving forwards at speed and nothing you can do is going to change its course.What’s scary about this video is that the car aquaplaning actually had perfectly legal tread depth on its tyres.So it passed it’s MOT, was totally road-legal and technically safe, but tell that to the driver behind the wheel and he might disagree.