- On icy roads you should leave at least 3 times more space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
- Keep your headlights, break lights, and windshield wipers clear of snow or slush buildup.
- Don’t use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
- Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses. While other roadways may not be frozen, the cold air traveling beneath these areas leave them exposed and slick.
- If your rear wheels skid: remove your foot from the accelerator & steer in the direction you want your front wheels to go, if you have standard breaks pump them gently – whereas if you have anti-lock breaks (ABS) apply steady pressure and you’ll feel the breaks pulse themselves.
- If your front wheels skid: remove your foot from the accelerator and shift into neutral. Steer in the direction you’d like to go and as your wheels skid sideways they will gain traction and slow.
- If you get stuck: do not spin your wheels, instead try turning your wheel side to side, pushing snow out of the way. Often times pouring sand, kitty litter, salt, or gravel in the path of your wheels it will add the needed traction,
- Most importantly, drive cautiously! Even four wheel drive vehicles can encounter issues on icy roads.
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