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How to drive safely in the winter

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Cars can often swerve and off road when coming upon ice or snow.

Cars can often swerve and off road when coming upon ice or snow.

Photo via Flickr under Creative Commons Jan Kromer

Photo via Flickr under Creative Commons Jan Kromer

Cars can often swerve and off road when coming upon ice or snow.

Erin Murtha, Staff Writer

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When driving during the winter, it can be a stressful time. With questionable weather such as snow, sleet, and ice; driving during the winter can be scary. If there is snow or ice on the roads you need to make sure you are alert at all times, and take the correct safety precautions to stay safe. Here are a few instructions for what to do if you hit black ice.

When coming in contact with black ice your car may spin out of control leaving you powerless. Here are some actions that you can take if you ever hit black ice. When hitting black ice, do as little as possible and let yourself pass over the ice. Don’t hit the breaks and try to keep your wheel straight, however if you start sliding you can slowly turn your wheel in the same direction.  Also try to get some traction by going in the grass or in the snow.

To get more information on these topics you may be inclined to watch these videos.

 



https://www.wikihow.com/Drive-on-Black-Ice

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