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Dangers Of Driving With Cruise Control During Inclement Weather

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It's a feature that can help you increase fuel efficiency and even avoid a speeding ticket.

However, authorities want you to know using cruise control during inclement winter weather can significantly increase your chances of being in a crash.

On a related note, A new study conducted by the Vinci Autoroutes Foundation found drivers who use cruise control also have a delayed reaction time for road emergencies and when traffic gets busy.

Sergeant Daniel Holmes with the Minnesota State Highway Patrol says, "You should never use cruise control in bad weather, you should be very cautious of using cruise control even on a day like today, where the roads are dry in most spots, but then you'll all of a sudden come up on an icy spot and you won't have time to react."

And in many vehicles, a quick tap of the brakes is enough to shut down the cruise feature.