Driving in Snow

Safe driving on ice and snow

  • Drive with two hands. Always.
  • Before turning, slow down while traveling in a straight line.
  • While turning, maintain a slow and regular speed. If you accelerate suddenly, your tires could lose traction.
  • While turning, don’t make any sudden steering wheel movements.
  • Only brake in a straight line before the turn, and do so gradually. Do not brake during the turn.
  • Increase your following distance from other cars significantly.
  • If your wheels lock and slide, release the brake pedal to recover traction, then slowly brake again.
  • Try to avoid changing lanes in slush. It’s safer to change lanes when slush is not on the road.
  • If using chains, check for proper clearance between the tire and the vehicle, as well as the clearance between dual tires.

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