Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
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As driving conditions deteriorate and the road surface becomes slippery, you should increase the following distance between your car and the car ahead. Not only will it give you more room to stop, it will also help you see farther ahead to anticipate events. Don’t rely on the driver in front of you to determine if cars are stopped ahead or the road is blocked — you might notice first and avoid the problem. The recommended following distance for dry pavement is 3 to 4 seconds, which should increase to 8 to 10 seconds when driving in slippery or icy conditions.

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