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~ Driving in winter is difficult and dangerous for new and experienced drivers. Motor vehicles run very differently on ice and snow than on warm, dry pavement. You should practice driving in winter weather.
~ Lower your speed. Drive carefully and accelerate slowly.
~ Never lock your brakes on icy roads. You will lose steering control. If you skid, remember to turn into the direction of the skid (see Driving Emergencies in Chapter Five).
~ Make more space between your vehicle and others. You need more space to stop safely on slippery surfaces.
~ Bridges and highway overpasses freeze before the rest of the road and can be very slippery. This is because the ground does not insulate them.
~ If it is snowing, start slowly. Test your brakes by tapping them gently to see how much traction your tires have.
~ Keep your windshield wipers and defroster in good condition.
~ Remove ice and snow from your vehicle before driving. Clear all windows, windshield wipers, headlights, and brake lights. Clear the roof so ice and snow does not blow into vehicles behind you.
~ Keep your gas tank at least half full to prevent the gas line from freezing.
~ Keep your windshield washer filled with cleaning fluid that won’t freeze.
~ Keep a blanket, flashlight, and small shovel in your trunk.
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