Driving in snow and on ice in Texas isn’t necessarily an experience we get every year, but when we do, we generally react the same>>>SNOW!!! PANIC!!! When we only have the opportunity to test your driving skills in this type of inclimate weather, if we’re lucky, just a few times a year, so it’s always a bit of a shock when you have to drive in it again.
Your best bet for surviving our sporadic winter weather and snowfall is just stay home, but if that isn’t an option, you are going to need a refresher course on what you should and should not do when driving on snow and ice.
Here’s a refresher course for the southerner driving on the unfamiliar snow and ice packed roads of Texas:
What are some of the paramount things you should do when confronted with driving in snow?
- watch your speed
- don’t make any sudden movements (over-braking, over-steering, over-acceleration)
- wear your seat belt
- stay home if at all possible
This week we had our first snow of the year. It very well could be our only snow of the year, but if it isn’t, at least now you’ve had a quick little refresher course. Just remember to keep your speed down and your braking light. The ice and snow tend to amplify any moves you make and can make a mistake even worse. Also, be aware that not all ice is necessarily visible, so be very careful, the time for guessing about road conditions certainly isn’t when you are trying to navigate treacherous interstates, highways, streets and roads.
If you have any questions or comments about driving in the snow in Texas, don’t hesitate to post them or call your local Buick GMC dealer, Freeman Grapevine, for advice or service.