Lake Area Learns About Icy Driving — Tips to Stay Safe
Well here we are dealing with crazy icy conditions and, since we rarely deal with this sort of thing, I thought a few tips about ice driving might be in order. Don Rivers car looks good in ice pellets, doesn't it?
This is a shot of I-10 in front of The Lake Studios. I took this at about 11 a.m. when the traffic is usually bumper to bumper. It's so quiet on I-10, it's almost scary.
- Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. Allow more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
- Don't slam on your brakes! that will send you all over the place.
- Turn on your lights.
- Make sure your windshield is completely clean
- Using low gears may help you keep traction if you encounter an overpass.
- Forget the cruise control.
- We've all seen the signs that say, 'Bridge May Ice.' Count on it. Even if roadways aren't icy, bridges will ice up first.
- It doesn't what kind of vehicle you drive. yeah, you drive a big manly truck so bad weather doesn't bother you. It doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you drive. Ice is ice and it doesn't care how many you are.
If you should go into a slide, remember to decrease your speed, stay off the brakes as much as possible and steer in the direction of the slide. I know it's counter-intuitive, but it works.
The best driving tip of all is- 'Don't.' Stay home and bake brownies or something.