No matter how breath-taking and beautiful are the snowdrops, there is still fatality in them. Driving in winter-laden streets can be perilous. With visibility in question mostly because of the pouring snow and the icy fog, accidents heighten in statistics, ranging from the smallest mistake in vehicle maneuvering to a probability of car pile.
Nevertheless, with the recent automotive technology, drivers in countries that experience winter now benefit in a much keener safety features of modern vehicles. Vehicular accidents during winter are becoming nil, making a point that we are in a much safer condition now than decades ago. The question is: How do we know about these vehicular technicalities? Here’s a guide for every driver who experience the snowy touch of winter.
- You should know the 5 Basic Winter Precautions every driver must know:
- Drive down means minimize your speed given the conditions.
- Improve following distance according to the given conditions.
- Slow down as you reach curves, corners and intersections.
- Know when to use under-steering or over-steering. Condition your instincts.
- Select “snow” or “ice” mode for transmission, if such option is given.
- Know the 3 most significant innovations in winter driving:
- Anti-lock Brakes System (ABS): help you from doing slips and spin outs.
- Electronic Traction Control System (a.k.a. TCS): a converse of anti-lock brakes that prevents your vehicle into slipping or spinning during high acceleration mode.
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC): usually takes over when your vehicle is already in the process of losing the control.
- Be a conscious and conscientious driver. This is the most imperative of all safety measures. It saves a lot of lives from accidents that could have been prevented through responsible actions.