The Indiana Department of Transportation offers these hints when driving in winter weather:
â€¢Accelerate gradually on ice or snow to avoid slipping and sliding.
â€¢Drive slowly and carefully to avoid rear-end collisions and sliding on curves.
â€¢Allow greater distance behind the car ahead. It takes more time to stop on snow and ice.
â€¢Brake early, break slowly, never slam on the brakes. For cars with anti-lock brakes, press the pedal down firmly and hold it. For those cars without anti-lock brakes, gently pump the pedal.
â€¢Avoid using cruise control.
â€¢Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers.
â€¢Maintain good visibility, stay alert and use your headlights so others can see you.
â€¢Give snowplows room to operate; donâ€™t tailgate or try to pass.