There’s not a lot scarier when driving on the mountain road when it’s snowing and icy than coming around a corner with perhaps a wee bit much speed and all of a sudden feeling the steering wheel go ‘loose’ and your trajectory straighten up in what feels like the direction of a sizeable cliff drop. Every instinct tells you to swerve sharply and jam the breaks, however steadily navigating to the side while keeping a constant speed has proved in this case to ultimately be the best option for sustained longevity.
Driving on snow or ice is completely different to driving on a normal road surface like asphalt or even loose gravel. The biggest dangers are excessive speed, sudden changes in direction, hurried take off and sudden stopping. The best advice is to drive smoothly and expect the unexpected. Accelerate and brake with gradually applied pressure, on excessively slippery surfaces gently pump the brakes; don’t use sudden or forced pressure on the brakes or accelerator.
A few pointers worth noting:
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