There’s no doubt the winter months present challenges to drivers. One of the most dangerous involves black ice. (By that, we mean black ice driving–not AC/DC’s 15th studio album.)
Not 100 percent sure of how to handle this threat? Then check out the following information, which can help make your winter travels safer every mile of the way.
- What is black ice and how is it formed? Black ice forms when the air temperature is warmer than the pavement. There are many things that may cause this to be the case.
- How do I know I’m driving on black ice? There are telltale signs your road may be covered in black ice. Recognizing them ahead of time can make all the difference.
- Where is black ice most commonly found? Certain locations are more prone to black ice than others. Knowing where they are and where to use extra caution is always smart.
- How should I drive on black ice? If you find yourself on black ice, knowing a few defensive driving techniques is a big help.
- How do I recover from a black ice skid in a front-wheel, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive car? Different vehicles have different response solutions. Matching your vehicle with the proper technique is key when you’re having trouble stopping.