The best advice for driving on frozen streets is to avoid it altogether, but realistically, you will likely need to get behind the wheel this winter. Unlike warm weather driving, winter driving requires considerably more planning, research, and strategy. Not only do you need to make sure that your tires, windshield wipers, and brakes are ready to handle the elements, but you also need to learn some defensive driving maneuvers.
The key to safe winter driving is following local weather reports, slowing down, and staying alert. This video illustrates how to identify dangerous black ice on the roadways and how to pull out of a skid. It also explains the difference in correcting a skid with standard and antilock braking systems.
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