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Cruise control and aquaplaning, a dangerous combination

In case of wet or icy conditions, never activate the cruise control speed

A lady who was driving on a National Road in Spain had a real bad experience.
The lady was convinced that it would be prudent and safer to connect the "cruise control" to maintain a constant speed while it rained. But the policeman explained that whenever the controller is turned on and the car goes into "aquaplaning" tyres lose contact with the pavement, acceleration increases considerably and the car rises like an airplane.

The lady confirmed to the policeman that it was exactly what had happened, she skidded dangerously onto the pavement. Luckily she was unhurt, but an accident could have happened. 
In case of wet or icy conditions, never activate the cruise control speed. 

Automobile Association experts recommend that drivers should not use cruise control in wet conditions because its use can cause the vehicle to accelerate; as a result, the driver may lose vehicle control with high risk of road accident.