When the snowy weather starts, driving around gets challenging and becomes riskier. Although snow storms rarely happen in California, they can still leave the road icy and pose a danger, especially for inexperienced drivers. Taking the necessary precautions for icy roads is the first step to ensure you stay safe on the road. A good safe driving school in California will equip you with all the basic knowledge you should know when driving on icy roads.
Here are some tips:
- Regularly check your tires. Your car’s tire tread wears out over time which causes the tire grip to weaken over time. You can check through a tread depth gauge, or if in a pinch, you can manually check your tire tread with a quarter. Insert the coin with Washington’s head first into the tread. A completely covered head indicates that your tires are okay, but if his head peeks out at any given point, even just a little, your tires need changing. Do this tread test around multiple surface areas.
- Before going on a drive, preemptively check your routes. Check on roadblocks and possible route changes to lessen your risk.
- When on the drive, stay alert and keep your speed down. Maintain a good distance between the car in front of you to give yourself time to break.
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