Driving in adverse conditions is serious business, but one of the worst ones is driving in icy or snow conditions. While there are several factors one can do to increase safety, the number one thing one can do to prevent icy driving accidents is to not drive in them. If driving is unavoidable, increase the braking distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Use snow tires or chains and have emergency supplies in the vehicle.
- When the temperatures get close to the freezing temperatures, then icy conditions can develop, and can be an invisible hazard to motorists.
- To keep one safe on the road during the winter period, one needs to make adjustments to their driving behavior.
- Drivers need to check the local weather conditions before they go out driving. Driving in icy weather without being aware of it can be hazardous.
“Icy weather can create challenging, and potentially dangerous, driving conditions in the winter months.”