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Tips For Driving On Icy Roads

Even though winter is almost over, there’s still a chance of icy roads in some parts of the country. Here are some tips for driving on icy roads to make sure you stay safe:

The Most Important Thing You Can Do Is Slow Down And Drive For The Conditions.

If driving in icy conditions, reduce your speed before entering and while on bridges, overpasses, and shady spots. Use defrosters to clear all windows for better visibility. Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you so that if it comes to an emergency stop or skid, there’s plenty of room for everyone else to stop safely.

Avoid Abrupt Acceleration, Braking And Steering.

The best way to avoid an accident is to drive carefully and patiently. However, even the most careful drivers can find themselves in a situation where they must suddenly brake or steer out of harm’s way. If you need to make a sudden maneuver on icy roads, do so with caution: Avoid abrupt acceleration, braking, and steering.

Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead.

Maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead on an icy road is essential to avoid getting hit by a tailgater. As you approach a stoplight, slow down and allow for more space between you and the car in front of you. This will give you more time to react if the traffic light turns yellow or red. You should also watch out for other drivers who may not follow this rule of thumb, so be prepared to take evasive action if necessary.

When using defrosters, clear all windows completely to improve visibility.

To improve visibility, you should clear all windows completely. This can be done by using the defrosters or scraping the ice from your windshield with a scraper. If you choose to use your defroster, make sure it’s set to clear all the ice from your windshield to avoid fogging up your windows again after driving for a while.

If there is snow on top of frosted windows, use a scraper instead of a brush or rag because snow melts into water that refreezes onto glass surfaces and creates another layer of ice on top of existing frosted areas once temperatures drop again after sunset or at nightfall

Plan ahead and drive slow on icy roads.

  • Plan and drive slowly on icy roads.
  • If you’re driving in snow or ice, adjust your speed for the conditions.
  • Slow down at least 10 km/h (6 mph) below the posted speed limit.
  • Watch for slippery spots and don’t brake or steer abruptly when you hit them, which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Avoid abrupt acceleration, braking, and steering when driving on icy roads because they can cause skids that make it difficult to regain control of your vehicle once it has started to slide down an icy road surface.

Hopefully, this article has given you some good tips for driving in the winter. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, but if you follow these guidelines, hopefully, we’ll all safely make it through these treacherous roads!

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