flood driving tips Sometimes it's unavoidable, as when a summer sprinkle quickly devolves into a flash flood. If you're caught driving in a flood, we have some tips to help you stay safe. Estimate how deep the water is As little as 6 inches of water can damage your car and lead to stalling. A foot of water may even cause your vehicle to float. If you think the water is more than 6 inches deep, don't try to drive through it. Best to turn around and find another route. Slow your speed If you drive through water, slow down and take your time. Watch for downed power lines If you approach a water-ridden area where power lines are down, turn around. Respect the barricades If you're approaching a road that's barricaded, don't attempt to go around the barricade and take the road anyway. There's a good chance serious danger's ahead. Don't wait out the water in your car Because only a foot of water can make your car float and 2 feet can cause it to ... read more
Last night at my sisters for dinner I learned about "Car Surfing" and it's tragic consequence to a young Agoura Hills girl who lost her life last week to an insanely stupid activity. Our hearts and condolences go out to her family, friends and community of which my sister is a part of. Car Surfing, like the name implies, is standing on top of a moving car in a surfers posture for a thrill ride. If you hear your teen driver mention car surfing in phone conversation, personal engagements or in any other format, it's time to intervene. It could save a life. It's bad enough that new teen drivers get into minor and some major accidents, but it's totally uncalled for to risk their lives and those of their friend or innocent bystanders for a cheap thrill. I have a teenage son and this tragedy hit way to close to home. Read ... read more
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