DRIVING ON SNOW AND ICE
Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying
the gas slowly to accelerate is best for regaining traction and
avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. Take time to slow
down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow
down on icy roads.
Drive slowly. Even if you have 4-Wheel Drive. Everything
takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, and turning –
nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver
by driving slowly.
Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can
drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. If you don’t have somewhere you
have to be, watch the snow from indoors.