Stay Home in Ice

This tip is less about safe driving and more about knowing when not to drive at all. When black ice covers the roads, the best driving practice is to not to drive at all. You likely do not have a place to be that is worth risking your life to get to. Unlike snow, it is nearly impossible to safely drive on black ice. Wait until the local weather channel reports it is safe to cautiously resume driving. If you must drive in snow or ice, it is best to drive well below the speed limit and to brake cautiously and well in advance.

Invest in Snow Tires

If you do not own a four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle, the next best scenario for driving in the snow is a front-wheel-drive vehicle with good tires. Check to see if your current tires have good tread. Consider replacing tires with a higher quality, all-weather tread if you have not already done so.

Have Gear for Dangerous Situations

If you know you will be driving in ice and snow, keep cat litter and shovels in the trunk. When ice causes your vehicle to get stuck, cat litter at the site of the ice can cause it to melt and may help release your car. Similarly, a snow shovel is a vital tool if you get stuck in a snow bank.

Find more safe driving tips for avoiding accidents and dangerous situations this winter at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s site. Stay safe on the road this winter.

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