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Tips for Driving in the Winter

Tips for Driving in the Winter
 
Winter driving is a lot different than summer driving, and ultimately requires more concentration behind the wheel. Many drivers get into accidents in the winter every year because they fail to adjust their driving to the cold and icy conditions. Red the tips below to make sure that you’re ready to drive in the winter.
 
The most important thing to do when the roads are not optimal in the winter is to slow down. Not only will this give you more time to react, but it will also allow you to turn and brake slower, which will reduce the chances of you skidding.
 
Make sure you pay extra attention to your surroundings. In the summer, it’s easier to pick out pedestrians, signs and other vehicles since there is no snow on the ground and it is generally lighter out. It’s extremely important that you can see over snowbanks to avoid something sneaking up on you.
 
Finally, don’t panic if you start to lose grip of the wheel and begin to skid. Remember to stay calm and drive in the direction of the skid, as this will help you to get you out of it. Slowing down and remaining composed is the safest thing you can do in this situation.