Winter driving is definitely challenging, but you can’t stay home all season waiting for the ice to melt. Instead, these defensive driving techniques can help counter any potential black ice patches you may face.
- Slow down. This age-old defensive driving technique also applies to black ice. The slower you travel, the lower your chances of skidding—and the less violent any skid will be.
- Don’t use cruise control. Your vehicle will try to maintain speed with no regard for the dangerous conditions beneath it.
- Steer with clean movements. Avoid the urge to make jerky, reactive movements that could cause your vehicle to skid.