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Takes you back to the good old days then we had to think while driving.
You guys are correct, of course. Sometimes though I just go into auto-pilot, but I still keep safe distances and so on. I consider myself a very safe (even granny-like safe) driver.You always have to think and be aware... lapses like these's what causes accidents.
I'm also guilty of the same...
What I mean is this - The cruise control was on, and on a slippery piece of road the traction control kicked in and switched off the cruise control. It's not doing much else other than removing traction on the slipping wheels, meaning it's keeping me from veering off to one side of the road. I know exactly what it does and why it does it, and that's why I won't turn off the traction control. It's made my ride more safe and comfortable a few times in the past. Never on tarmac, but a few times on sandy dirt roads. They're gimmicks, true, but man they're lekker gimmicks to haveKicked IN or switched OFF? I hope you have read the manual and understand how these gimmicks actually work!
Look at the trouble Boeing is in with an automated system in the 737 Max the pilots did not understand.
In your car, you have an automated system doing things for you which is desensitising you to road conditions and when you need those driving skills, you get caught unawares.
Why do I call them gimmicks? Because that is what they are. They work against drivers building up experience of how to drive in all road conditions. Just like an automatic motor car, ultimately, in a country full of very bad roads, they are just a danger.
March was quite far below I take it?Die Wilgers
2019-02-28 Feb Summary 162 mm
2019-03-31 Mar Summary 13.5 mm
2019-04-06 07:00 20 mm
2019-04-08 07:00 26 mm
2019-04-12 07:00 5.5 mm
2019-04-23 07:00 3 mm
2019-04-25 07:00 9 mm
2019-04-26 07:00 5 mm [68.5 mm, within "normal" range for April]