January 10, 2018

Driver Safety On Icy Roads

Tips for Driving In Winter Weather

Overall, winters in Metro Atlanta can be mild. Still, you never know when a winter storm full of ice and snow may hit. Driving on icy roads can be extremely dangerous.

3 Safety Tips for Driving On Icy Roads:

  1. Accelerate and decelerate slowly and with caution. Taking off too fast or a hurried stop can lead to a dangerous and uncontrollable slide. Slamming on your brakes on slippery roads is not a good idea.
  2. Take care of your brakes. Brake maintenance is key to safe driving on icy or slick roads. Do not ignore any of the warning signs that your brakes are in need of replacement.
  3. Turn into a slide. Turn your wheels in the direction of the slide and try not to over-correct which can make it worse.