SIDEBAR - Winter Weather Driving Tips updated - FOX Carolina 21

SIDEBAR - Winter Weather Driving Tips updated

Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. Allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.

Brake gently to avoid skidding. Ease off the brake if your wheels lock up.

Turn on your headlights to increase your visibility.

Keep your lights and windshield clean.

Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.

Don't use cruise control or overdrive.

Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first.

Don't pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The road in front of them is likely worse than the road behind.

Don't assume your vehicle can handle all conditions.

Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol

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