Slippery Mix
October 1974

“Slippery Mix,” Ensign, Oct. 1974, 74

Slippery Mix

Driving dangers soar during the first few minutes of a rainstorm, especially if the road has been dry for awhile. Rain water mixes with the oil and rubber build-up on the road to produce a lethal brew, and it takes a good downpour to wash this slick off. The defensive driver will compensate by cutting his speed and going on alert for that unexpected skid.—Alton L. Thygerson, Brigham Young University Health Science Department