• Wait for the weather conditions to get better.
The best way to avoid an accident on an icy road is to simply stay off the roads until the weather clears.
• Drive Slowly.
When traveling at high speeds you can easily to lose control on ice and snow. Slowing down to below 45mph is sensible in these conditions.
• Always wear your seat belt.
Even though you should always wear your seat belt, during the winter weather it’s even more important.
• Keep an eye on the weather.
Keeping an eye on the weather forecast should be part of your winter traveling routine.
• Watch your brakes
Brake application is a common cause of slides that result in a loss of control.
• Accidents happen in multiples
Your own accident is sometimes not the greatest threat to you and additional vehicles that are loosing control often are.
• Don’t stop unless necessary.
Parking on the side of an icy highway can cause passing drivers to brake and lose control, putting the lives of everyone involved in danger.