When should I use my Ford Escort's cruise control?
I have a super long commute to work and, honestly, my leg gets tired holding down the gas pedal constantly. When is it ok to use my Ford Escort's cruise control?
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I feel your pain. Long commutes can be tedious! Luckily, your Ford Escort’s cruise control can make driving a little more convenient.
Generally, drivers shouldn’t use cruise control all the time. Instead, it’s designed for one specific purpose: driving on the highway or interstate for longer time periods.
Do not use it cruise control when driving in a town or city. With all of the stop-and-go traffic, its use becomes cumbersome and may cause accidents. Here are a few other times you should avoid cruise control:
*Wet or slippery conditions: Snow, rain, or even heavy fog can cause your tires to spin too fast and cruise control increases the risk of hydroplaning *When tired or sleepy: Sleepiness reduces reaction time, and when paired with switching cruise control on and off, you might not move fast enough to stop an accident *Winding roads: Constant acceleration is not a safe way to drive when navigating twisting and turning roads
That being said, if your commute is all highway (and the weather is clear), go for it!
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