Winter Driving Tips
Go easy on the accelerator
And the brake for that matter. The faster you change speed the more likely you are to lose traction and skid. It’s easier and safer to avoid a skid than it is to get out of one.
Leave room to make decisions
Keeping a lot of space between and the car in front is a must. You may be concentrating, but the person in front might not be and if they slam on their brakes, you need to brake gently to avoid skidding yourself, so leave yourself a big gap.
Recovering from a skid
A skid can be scary. Most of us go long amounts of time without experiencing one and they’re naturally a surprise when they happen. Keep both hands on the wheel and in the direction you need the car to go. You almost certainly have ABS, which is there to enable you to keep steering while braking so apply the brakes as you need.
Keep both hands on the wheel
Keep looking at where you want the car to go to orientate yourself. Your hand-eye coordination is very powerful in helping you get back to going straight.
Steering into it or hold straight
If you feel a wobble ease off the accelerator and keep the wheel straight, if you find yourself in a more serious slide, steer into the skid (the same way as the back of the car is going).
Your car’s ABS is there to help you
Your car almost certainly has ABS, which is there to enable you to keep steering while braking, so don’t stomp on the brake, but you don’t need to release off it either, just keep steady pressure.
Take an advanced driving course
Use your lights properly
Some people think you’re supposed to have your fog lights on all winter, but it’s actually an offence to have them on when it’s not foggy. They’re meant to shine through fog so when there isn’t any, they dazzle other drivers; and rear fog lights make it harder for other drivers to know when you’re braking.
Dry your shoes
It’s one that’s easy to forget, but if you’ve been trudging through snow to reach the car, chances are your shoes are caked in snow which is going to melt and make your feet slippery against the pedals. Keep an old towel in the car or even a pair of comfy shoes you use just for driving.
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