Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
Don’t stop if you can avoid it.
There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
Don’t stop going up a hill.
There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
Bottom Line: If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can.
Take a few minutes to properly inflate your tires + switch out ‘old’ wiper blades.
Visit AAA’s YouTube page for more videos on winter driving tips.
Winter Driving Tips from AAA: http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/roadway-safety/winter-driving-tips/
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