Snow Driving Tips

By: Shane Symolon Email
By: Shane Symolon Email

Winter driving tips could keep you safe during a possible winter storm. A snow storm hitting the Valley could make for slippery and dangerous roads.

State Police are warning people to drive carefully out there. Terry Johns of Verona Car Care is getting the tow truck ready for the snow, because if the storm hits, he's going to have to work a lot of wrecks.

"The most I've ever done is 75 calls in an eight hour period, and we've turned down 225 calls. It gets that busy," says Johns.

Robert Wright, who runs Wright's Driving School, says you can avoid hurting yourself or damaging your car with a few quick checks.

Before you head out, he says to make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape and your tires are able to handle the snow. He says, try to remain calm if you start to slide.

"Always turn the wheel into the direction of the skid and try to aim it where you want to go. Don't look at what you want to miss. Look at where you want your car to go, because you'll have a tendency to float to where you look," says Wright

He also says to slow down and add to the following distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you. Most importantly he says, don't go out if you don't have to.

"Watch out for melting snow that may freeze up during the night time, drizzle rain or the mixed weather. Watch out for the types of bridges that will freeze first," says Wright.

State Police had extra troopers out to work accidents over the weekend. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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