Driving In Snowy Or Icy Conditions

Driving In Snowy or Icy Conditions

  • In
    uncertain and unsafe road conditions, slow and cautious driving is the best
    prescription for safe driving.
  • Remain
    aware of your surroundings and other vehicles to allow yourself ample time and
    space to respond in case of any sudden incidents on the road.
  • When
    merging onto traffic, drive slowly and exercise ample caution.
  • Avoid
    using cruise control and avoid abrupt steering maneuvers.
  • Brake early and slowly. Avoid slamming on the brakes whenever possible.
  • If your car has anti-lock brakes, press the pedal down firmly and hold it. If it does not have anti-lock brakes, gently pump the pedal.
  • Remember that the faster you go, the longer it will take you to stop your vehicle. If you need to accelerate, do so slowly to avoid slipping and sliding.