Make sure you are prepared if you have to drive through ice and snow.
Let’s all agree the South was not prepared for this. The snowpocalypse came in fast and snow flurry-ous leaving most southern states iced over. From Atlanta to North Carolina, drivers are spinning out and getting stuck. Though we may have already survived our icepocalypse in Dallas, here are a few cold weather driving tips for our frozen friends.
When on the Road:
- Decrease your speed and leave plenty of room between cars.
- Brake softly to avoid skidding on the ice.
- Use low gears to keep traction.
- Turn on your lights so other cars can see you.
To Keep in the Car:
- Extra blanket, jacket, gloves, hats, etc.
- Bottled water
- Emergency lighting (flares)
- Salt or kitty litter (can be used to create traction if stuck)
As always, pay extra attention on the road looking out for black ice. Even cars with four-wheel driver are likely to skid on ice. If you do find yourself skidding, do not over compensate. Pump your breaks and turn into the skid. Stay safe out there!