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By Member Joyce Shry
January 8, 2018

We live in a part of the country that gets snow and ice. Winter driving isn’t solely about dealing with snow, ice on the road is a bigger threat. Black ice, in particular, is very dangerous because it’s invisible. Are you prepared to drive in these conditions?

Planning and preventative maintenance are important year-round—but especially when it comes to winter driving. We have attached for your information some winter driving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. Slower speeds are necessary when road conditions are icy. A factor in many of the serious accidents on icy roads is overconfidence in one’s abilities or equipment. If you are fishtailing or sliding, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.

So the best way to avoid an accident on an icy road is to simply stay off the road. Take heed of warnings and not go out until the threat passes. Nothing can inconvenience you more than a wreck or getting stuck!

Stay safe out there!

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