When driving on a slippery surface, such as snow or ice

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  • Shift to a low gear before going down steep hills.
  • Maintain traction by following other vehicles closely.
  • Pump your brakes to keep them from freezing.


To prevent skidding on slippery surfaces, you should shift to a low gear before going down a steep hill. You should also follow farther behind the vehicle in front of you than you normally would. Quick stops should be avoided. Unless you have antilock brakes, pump the brakes to slow or stop.

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