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As the temperature starts to drop, driving becomes an increasingly dangerous activity. Water droplets begin to crystallize creating icy sheets on a dark road, causing tires to lose grip, slide, and skid on a cement path. Be sure to plan your trips and get a refresher on driving tips on the ice or snow. Scroll below for a few pointers!
Some driving behaviours that are typically acceptable during normal conditions may be extremely hazardous during more adverse weather. Be sure to slow down, be extra cautious when changing lanes, and give ample space between you and the driver ahead. Unfavourable weather conditions can increase the chances of an accident occurring.
Driving on black ice can render your brakes ineffective and make you lose control of steering. Black ice forms similarly to regular ice on the pavement, the only difference is that it is transparent and bubble-free making it difficult to spot on the road.
How can you drive safely on black ice?
You can never plan when an accident will occur and you'll never know when you'll need to use first aid training. Taking L.I.T. First Aid Training courses can greatly help you in case of an unfortunate driving accident. Learn how you can help yourself and others after a collision and sign-up for courses today.