If you haven’t lived in a country with sub-zero winter temperatures, you probably don’t know how to drive safely on snow and ice. Here are a few things to think about:
Avoid sudden movements. Accelerate slowly. Brake slowly. Turn slowly.
Drive in a higher gear than normal. This makes the wheels less likely to start spinning and lose their grip.
Keep your distance. Braking will be much slower than normal on an icy road.
Look further ahead. Plan you maneuvers carefully.
Use the “pump-brake” technique to be able to steer while braking hard, if the car isn’t equipped with ABS brakes (they automatically do this for you).
Drive visibly. Use the turning indicators and turn them on early enough to make your fellow drivers aware of your intentions. Start braking earlier so your brake lights light up to give others an indication that you are about to lower your speed.
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