Driving on Ice
First of all, get to know your car, and the way it handles
on different road conditions.Not all cars handle the
same.Practice makes perfect. Try to find an empty
parking lot.Practice slow-speed maneuvers on snowy
or icey lot.
Encountering icey roads and hazardous roads does not
have to be just in winter climate areas.If the
temperature drops to around 32 degrees, the roads can
get icey. That means the driving conditions change, and you
must drive with caution. Slow down.
Black Ice is another danger. This is sometimes not
visible.Extreamly dangerous.This ice forms in shady
areas where there is lakes and rivers.Slow down
when around these areas.
When traveling on these roads, be sure to steer and
brake slower than usual.Stay at least three car lengths
behind the person in front of you.
Remenber that certain roads, because of location and
and lack of sun are bound to be more slippery. Proceed
Front wheel drive cars will handle better on slippery
roads.The traction improves because the weight of the
car,is on the drive wheels.
Rear wheel drive doesn't handle as well because there
is no weight on the rear wheels.They tend to slide from
side to side on turns.You might want to add some weight
to the rear of your car, like sandbags to help balance the
weight of the car.
Check out your owners manual to see what type of
brakes you have,then follows instructions on how to
ABS These are anti-lock brakes. If used correctly.
they have more advantages. You should apply stead
pressure to the brake pedal during the entire stop.
These brakes will automatically pump themselves,
if necessary,so the wheels won't lock.
NEVER pump the brake yourself.Keep your foot on the
brake continuously until you have completelt stopped.
I hope this has helped you to understand how to drive
safely in winter conditions.
Maybe you'd like to check out new cars with more safety features.