Reactions are anywhere from panic to claim, from freezing to over-reacting. Information is invaluable in helping to make better decision when in difficult winter weather conditions. What comes to mind when in trouble? What you have learned will help resolve the problems. Awareness about what to do in different bad weather conditions just might change the outcome of a difficult situation.
Black ice is one of the scariest things one can encounter. It hits unexpectantly, providing little time to react, and still there is no guarantee where you are going to end up. A second can seem like it last an hour. Although most communities have government entities which go out and put down gravel and other items to help keep roads safe, they cannot protect every street. One is never so thankful when this situation ends, and especially when it stops safely. Make sure to take a moment to gather wits if you find yourself in shock from the experience. Instincts kick in, many react in ways that are sometimes unpredictable. NHTSA estimates 150,000 icy pavement accidents per year. Cold, freezing temperatures mean low speeds even when roads look safe. Allow extra time to reach destination. The key is to get there in one piece.
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