If you live anywhere that experiences winter, you know that driving in snowy, icy conditions requires a certain know-how. And, while experience is often the best teacher, knowing a few things about winter driving in advance is probably a better idea than figuring it out as you go.
AAA advises that winter drivers should accelerate and decelerate gently because snowy and icy road conditions can affect a vehicle’s traction. To ensure you have the best traction possible, a slow pulse on the accelerator and a gradual build-up of speed is recommended, as flooring it can cause a skid. The same idea holds for braking. Slowing down and stopping gradually is much safer than slamming on your brakes, no matter what the season.