Nice to know I’m not alone, I suppose

I’ve recently started using a “safe driving monitor” application for my smartphone. I thought it sounded interesting, and, for the most part, it doesn’t require any continuing attention. It beeps when it thinks I’m doing something wrong, so I can glance at it and see what it’s saying.

Tonight, we had snow in the area. There wasn’t much accumulation, but the roads were wet and visibility was reduced. I don’t like driving in those conditions, and neither did the app. It couldn’t determine accurately where the lanes were, so it gave me (according to the “end of drive” report) 35 warnings for drifting out of my lane. I can safely say that, apart from one warning that occurred when I was changing lanes, none of those were valid. Most of them occurred in a continual alternating right side/left side warning sequence when I was on the off-ramp from the highway. I don’t think I could have gone back and forth across the lane as quickly as the notices came.

So, yeah, I suppose it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who has trouble driving at night when the road is wet.

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