Tips and tricks for the icy roads


Driving in the snow and on the ice is never a fun thing to do. It may get your anxiety up not knowing when you will lose traction, because it could happen at any moment.

When it comes to high school students, they don’t have as much experience as adults do.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

The first thing you should always do is warm your vehicle up, so everything can heat up and be easier to scrape off.

Using a snow scraper to wipe down your entire vehicle is also a smart thing to do so it doesn’t effect your vision of the road and the other drivers that may be behind you.

If you accelerate while you are turning, the back end of your vehicle will end up sliding and it will be difficult to gain back control of the vehicle.

From accelerating quickly, it causes your tires to spin, which leads to loss of traction.

Driving slow is always the best and safest option with always being aware of your surroundings.

Chemistry teacher, Kelly Christian, explains how he deals with poor road conditions.

“I drive a truck and it has four-wheel drive, so I am safe on the roads. The only thing that worries me are the people around who drive all crazy, which makes me more cautious of my surroundings,” states Christian.

Junior, Elizabeth Soper, explains what she worries about the most while she drives on the bad roads during the winter.

“Skidding on ice is my main worry during the winter because you can’t tell it’s there all the time. Sometimes there is snow on top of it so you just never know when to expect ice on the roads,” vocalized Soper.

Driving on the roads during the winter is always a mystery. You never know what is going to happen and you don’t know the actions of the other drivers.