Winter Driving Tips

Traction

  • To keep your grip, start off slow and easy. Different surfaces have different amounts of traction. If there is ice or packed snow, about 80% of the traction is lost. Slick roads - due to rain, sleet, ice , or snow - will cause the drive wheels to spin easily. This will result in less traction and you will have less control over your vehicle.
  • As your increases in speed your traction DECREASES. When traction is poor for an reason you must ALWAYS SLOW DOWN!
  • When driving in near freezing rain, feel for ice along the front of the mirror. If ice is there, it may also be on the surface of the road.