– Test your tires’ grip on icy and snowy roads by braking hard when no one’s in sight. Gauge how much your car skids or slides.
– Keep your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel. If you do like I did and place them at 2 and 10, you run the risk of giving yourself a black eye if the airbag goes off.
– Position you seat to where you have a slight bend in your elbows and your torso is upright. No gangster lean.
– If you see patches of ice, rocks, or other obstacles on the road, do like you would when skiing bumps: plan a path and control your speed as you follow it.
Photo: Larry Pierce