The snowy weather will be on us before you know it, and that means it’s time for a refresher on how to drive in the snow. Whether you’re a pro who’s done it every year or new to driving on icy roads, there’s always time for safety. Here are some quick winter driving tips from all of us here at Corwin FIAT.
- Leave Space for Braking. Braking takes longer on wet, snow-covered, and icy roads. More space between vehicles means you’ll be less likely to have an accident. Leave seven to 10 car lengths between yourself and the car in front of you.
- Don’t Pass Snow Plows. The road behind the snow plow is ALWAYS better than the road in front of it. On top of that, the plow itself extends outside the length of the truck. Passing on the right (where the snow goes) is a quick way to end up calling roadside assistance. Stay back at least 200 feet and let the plows do their work so you and everyone around you can get home safely.
- Beware the 4×4. Four wheel drive will get you going on icy roads, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to stop. Trucks and other four wheel drive vehicles take longer to stop than cars, so be sure to leave space.