Driving Tips for Icy Roads
If you have to travel any distance on icy roads, make sure you have packed an emergency car kit.
Driving safely on icy roads
If you find yourself stuck
- Of course, the first thing to remember is to slow down, you shouldn’t attempt to drive the same speeds you would on clear pavement. Allow plenty of space to stop.
- Brake slowly, if you start to slide, ease off brakes. If you have standard brakes, pump gently. If you have anti-lock brakes, apply steady pressure while the brakes pulse.
- If your rear wheels skid, take your foot off the accelerator.
- Do not use cruise control on icy roads.
- Remember that ice forms first on bridges and overpasses, also be extra careful in shady and low traveled areas.
- Shovel the snow away from your tires, also see if the under carriage of your car is hung up on any snow and remove as needed
- If possible, use sand, kitty litter or salt to gain traction under your wheels.
- When you attempt to pull out, accelerate gently, do not spin your wheels.