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Advice for safe driving in ice and snow

Lawton_It's absolutely freezing outside: the air temperature and what's down on the ground. So, driving in this weather is the last thing you want to do. There's a huge sheet of glass, covered with over an inch of snow. So, if you're lucky enough to not get stuck, you may not be lucky enough to escape the slipping and sliding. So here are a few tips for you if you have to get out on the road:

(1) Try to stay in the ruts of the car in front of you. If you swerve out, there's more of a chance for you to lose control.

(2) If you start to fishtail, turn your steering wheel in the direction that the back of the car turned to. So if the back wheels slides left, steer left. If they slide right, steer right. That will help you straighten out.

(3) If you have four-wheel drive in your truck or SUV, use it. 4-HI will give you better traction in the snow or ice.

(4) If you get stuck, don't spin your wheels. It will only dig you in deeper. Clear the snow from the wheels and under your car, try rocking from forward to reverse and back again.

These are all tips if you absolutely have to get on the road. With all the accidents and poor conditions out there, the best thing to do is to stay inside.

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