11. If possible, avoid driving on wintry roads altogether.
10. Have warm clothing on-hand in case you crash.
9. Avoid passing snow plows and sanding trucks. They typically have limited visibility, and the road ahead of them is typically in worse condition.
8. If stuck in snow, avoid spinning your wheels. It will only bury your car deeper.
7. Overpasses and bridges will freeze first, so make sure to be careful on them.
6. Make sure your lights and windshield wipers are clear of any ice or snow.
5. Avoid using cruise control on icy surfaces. You never know when you'll have to brake.
4. Before driving your car after a fresh snow, make sure your exhaust pipe is clear.
3. Check to see if you have anti-lock or pump brakes.
2. Make sure to accelerate and decelerate slowly. Accelerating quickly is a great way to lose traction on icy roads and spin out, and it takes twice as long to stop on ice as it does on normal roads.
For new drivers, winter weather can be very daunting. But, with caution, you can overcome any hazards you encounter on the road. Here are some helpful tips for winter driving.1. Warm up your vehicle before driving, but don't warm it in an enclosed space (such as a garage). Warming up your engine before driving will make your oil flow easier.
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