If you absolutely must travel, the North Carolina Highway Patrol recommends the following precautions when traveling during winter storms:

  1. Reduce your speed. Driving at the regular speed limit will reduce your ability to control the car if you begin to slide.
  2. Leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles.
  3. Bridges and overpasses accumulate ice first. Approach them with extreme caution and do not apply your brakes while on the bridge.
  4. If you do begin to slide, take your foot off the gas and turn the steering wheel IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SLIDE. Do NOT apply the brakes as that will cause further loss of control of the car.
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