If you have to travel any distance on icy roads, make sure you have packed an emergency car kit. Very slippery road   Driving safely on icy roads
  • 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.
If you find yourself stuck
  • 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.