Driving In Snowy or Icy Conditions

  • In uncertain and unsafe road conditions, slow and cautious driving is the best prescription for safe driving.

  • Remain aware of your surroundings and other vehicles to allow yourself ample time and space to respond in case of any sudden incidents on the road.

  • When merging onto traffic, drive slowly and exercise ample caution.

  • Avoid using cruise control and avoid abrupt steering maneuvers.
  • Brake early and slowly. Avoid slamming on the brakes whenever possible.

  • If your car has anti-lock brakes, press the pedal down firmly and hold it. If it does not have anti-lock brakes, gently pump the pedal.

  • Remember that the faster you go, the longer it will take you to stop your vehicle. If you need to accelerate, do so slowly to avoid slipping and sliding.