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Sliding around on an icy road


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Sliding around on an icy road

  1. 1. Sliding Around On An Icy Road
  2. 2. Last year when I was driving around on the icy road we had at the time everyone was driving carefully.
  3. 3. They were going so slow that the highways were down to a dead crawl.
  4. 4. If you had to go anywhere you had to leave at least an hour and a half to two hours early if you wanted to be on time.
  5. 5. Handling Icy Road Conditions
  6. 6. While four-wheel drive may allow you to regain control of your vehicle when something happens, it won't necessarily guarantee that you will avoid situations where you could potentially lose control of your vehicle.
  7. 7. To help insure you do not ever lose control, you should be aware of your surroundings to the best of your ability.
  8. 8. An ice scraper not only allows you to remove ice from your windshield, but in many cases has a brush on one end to help you clear snow from the top of your vehicle.
  9. 9. Removing all ice and snow from your vehicle is a great way to avoid any other issues while driving.
  10. 10. Texas and Driving On an Icy Road
  11. 11. It may be a rare occurrence that Texas sees icy road conditions such as ice and snow, but it does happen.
  12. 12. In the event that you find yourself driving in icy or snowy road conditions, you should be prepared to handle them with ease.
  13. 13. To help you do that, here are some helpful things to keep in mind when driving during icy road conditions.
  14. 14. Safety for Driving On an Icy Road
  15. 15. The easiest way to ensure your safety while driving during icy road conditions is to give yourself time and space necessary to react to any sudden changes on the road.
  16. 16. While experts recommend a three second space between you and the car in front of you while driving in regular road conditions, as opposed to icy road conditions, which require an extended barrier of six seconds.
  17. 17. That way you give yourself more time to come to a stop safely and avoid hazards on the road.
  18. 18. If something happens and you are closer than 6 seconds to the car in front of you, it is important that you resist the urge to quickly apply the breaks.
  19. 19. Applying your brakes suddenly will cause your tires to lose almost all traction to the pavement, and result in the complete loss of control of your vehicle.
  20. 20. If you have a newer vehicle, an anti-lock brake system more than likely came standard on your car, and will prevent your tires from completely coming to a stop while you are in motion.