and Slippery Roads
Slow down at the
first sign of rain on the road. Losing
control of your car on wet pavement is a frightening experience.When
a road first starts to get wet is when it is the slickest.
The oils, durt and dust haven't been washed away yet and
you must drive slower to keep from loosing traction. Steer
and brake with a light touch. Use mild pressure on the brake
to avoid skidding.
Here are some tips
for driving though an avoiding slippery roads:
- Look for signs warning of slippery
- Overpasses and shady areas can
stay icy longer during the winter and dry out last.
- Hot wet days can cause oils
to collect at the road surface causing slick conditions.
- At temperatures close to the
freezing point roads can be more slick that when it