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Tips for driving in ice and snow

Multiple vehicular accidents this morning due to the ice and snow covered roads.

It doesn’t take much to slide.

If you feel your vehicle starting to lose traction…DO NOT slam on your brakes or use your acceleration.

The worst thing you can do to yourself is panic.

Remember to pump your brakes gently and steer in the direction your car is driving in and let it slow down on its own.

Give yourself enough time before making a turn, stopping at a traffic light, driving around a curve, etc.

For every 10 mph you’re traveling, you should give yourself four car lengths of space.

The most important variable in driving in bad weather, is paying close attention to others around you. You may be an experienced driver, but the guy in front or behind you isn’t.

I recommend keeping a piece of wood, a bag of kitty litter, and a shovel in your trunk throughout the season. This will help your tires gain traction if your vehicle is stuck in the snow.

Remember, there is NO such thing as a good driver. Just an experienced one. Don’t let your ego get the best of you.

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