Driving in the snow or any winter weather can be pretty dangerous. Here are some tips to help keep you safe when driving on snowy or icy roads.
§ Avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes
§ Don't use cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces
§ Bridges can be icy when other road surfaces are not
§ Drive slowly - stopping and turning take longer on icy roads
§ Give yourself extra time
§ If you find yourself sliding on an icy road - do NOT hit the brakes, slowly take your foot off the accelerator
§ Leave a lot of space between you and the car in front of you. More than you think you need.
§ Keep your gas tank and windshield washer fluid full
§ Check your tires and make sure there’s enough air in them at all times
§ Clear that exhaust pipe – check it often.
§ Make sure to clear the snow off the top of your vehicle