DRIVING ON SNOWY OR ICY ROADS
- Slow down. Drive the conditions, not the speed limit.
- Avoid doing anything suddenly, such as lane changing or braking.
- When slowing down or stopping, begin slowing well in advance of your normal slowing
or stopping distance. Pump the brake pedal if you don’t have Antilock Brake System
(ABS). If you do have ABS, maintain a steady pressure on the brake pedal – the car’s
computer will automatically pump the brakes for you.
- Familiarize yourself with your owner’s manual recommendations for braking and
steering for skid recovery before the winter season begins.
- DO NOT USE CRUISE CONTROL.
- Keep a good distance between you and the car in front of you.
- Be extra careful approaching bridges and overpasses. They may have snow or ice on
them even if the rest of the roadway is dry.
DON’T CROWD THE PLOW
Snowplows conduct an important public service – providing the traveling public with the best possible winter driving conditions by plowing and sanding roads. Snowplow operators are concentration on their task and the road conditions in front of them. Please be patient and give the plows plenty of room if you meet one on the road.