How to Avoid Spinning Out in the Snow

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    • 1). Equip your car with snow chains or special tires designed for winter driving, if desired. These are helpful if you live in an area where snow is common. If your area receives only occasional snowfall, they are generally unnecessary.

    • 2). Drive slowly in the snow. Always observe the local speed limit ,and drive a few miles per hour under it. Maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles.

    • 3). Brake gently. This allows the car to come to a stop gradually. Quick stops on snow and ice can cause the car to spin out of control.

    • 4). Steer in the direction of a skid. Do not attempt to steer in the opposite direction. Remove your foot from the gas pedal until you have regained complete control of the car. When skidding has stopped, accelerate as slowly as possible to avoid more skidding.

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