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Winter Driving Tips - Part 3


January 4th, 2012


What precautions can I take during winter driving conditions?

• First and foremost, if you don’t have to go out, don’t.

• If you must drive during a winter storm, turn on your low beams, which provide better illumination in snow than high beams.

• Do not use cruise control on slick, icy or wet roads.

• Slow down. Posted speed limits are set for ideal driving conditions.

• Go easy on starts, turns and stops.

• Don’t brake hard in icy or snowy conditions. Use threshold braking by applying brakes firmly just short of wheel lockup then ease off the brake pedal slightly. Press down firmly again until you stop. Applying steady pressure is better than pumping the brakes. If your car has antilock brakes, the process is different. Press firmly and do not let up. Four-wheel drive vehicles can be safer in slippery conditions, but they don’t stop any faster than other cars.

• Anticipate potential danger such as icy bridges or drifting snow. Remember, bridges tend to freeze before the roads do.

• Leave more room between your car and other vehicles on the road.

• If you go into a skid, do not panic. Ease off the accelerator and don’t lock up the brakes. Steer in the direction you want the car to go and then straighten the wheel when you feel the car grabbing or moving in the desired direction.


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