Icy roads can be perilous and navigating them safely can be challenging, not to mention frightening.
But being educated can make all the difference between being in a crash and arriving at your destination safe and sound.
Before icy weather strikes overnight Friday and into Saturday, make sure your vehicle is in good shape in the following areas:
Also, know your route: Consult maps and call ahead to your destination for road conditions. Be sure to have handy the list of road-condition hotlines and even program them in your cellphone if you have one.
Try to keep your gas tank as full as possible with a minimum of half a tank in the event you get stuck, to prevent fuel lines from freezing and to avoid lines at the gas station.
AAA recommends the following tips for driving in winter weather:
The National Safety Council, and Departments of Transportation for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana give the following recommendations in the event you start to skid:
If your rear wheels skid:
If your front wheels skid:
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