Winter snow driving is often dangerous, but knowing how to properly operate a vehicle in this weather will lower the risk of an accident.
1- Clear the windows and lights as needed while driving during snowfall
2- Turn on the front and rear defroster to keep the windows clear while driving in the snow.
3- Turn on your headlights when driving during daylight hours it makes your vehicle more visible to other motorists when the snow is falling.
4- Drive using the lower gears in a manual vehicle to increase your traction on the road when the roads are snow-covered or icy from winter weather.
5- Leave 2 to 3 car lengths between your car and the one ahead of you. This will give you enough room to stop and lower the risk of sliding into the car in front of you when driving at a slow speed.
6- Remove your foot from the accelerator if the rear end of the car begins to skid while driving on snow or ice.
7- Remove your foot from the accelerator if the front end of the car begins to skid. Do not brake while in the skid.
8- Push the brake pedal gently when you need to stop and take your foot off the brake pedal if the tires lock.