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Driving In the Snow? Here’s Some Tips…

  1. Get the snow off all of your windows.
    • If you can’t see through all of your windows, then you’re going to be a hazardous driver and wreak havoc on the roads.
  2. Turn your lights on.
    • I know that seems obvious, but some people forget to turn their lights on while it’s snowing. This tip is especially important if you’re driving on the highway because if the snow is falling fast enough you can barely see 100 feet ahead of you.
  3. Drive Slowly
    • Everything takes longer on icy or slippery roads, give yourself time by driving slowly.
  4. Accelerate and Decelerate Slowly
    • Slowly pressing on the gas pedal is the easiest way for your tires to gain traction and avoiding spinning out of control. It takes longer to slow down on icy or wet roads than it does on dry, so give yourself enough time to slow down properly.
  5.  Leave eight to ten seconds of stopping time between you and other cars.
    • Because it takes a longer time to stop on slippery roads a longer space of time in between you and the car in front of you will create a higher chance of safety.
  6. If you start fishtailing, turn into the slide.
    • This means to turn your wheel the same direction that your vehicle is sliding. If your front wheels are turning right, turn your wheel to the right.
  7.  Stay at Home
    • If you don’t have to go out when it’s snowing; don’t. Even if you think you’re good at navigating through snowy roads, other people aren’t, and being out there could be detrimental to you, them and your car.