Driving In Snowy or Icy Conditions
uncertain and unsafe road conditions, slow and cautious driving is the best
prescription for safe driving.
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.
merging onto traffic, drive slowly and exercise ample caution.
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.