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Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:41 AM

A foot of snow yesterday in No. Va. Thought I would post some snow driving tips for the Millennials!

Driving safely on icy roads

1. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop.
2. Finish all text messages and put you phone down before braking.
3. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
4. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
5. Resist the urge to pick up your phone even if Amanda instagrammed a pic of Grant's new beard.
6. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
7. Keep your lights and windshield clean. Look through the windshield occasionally.
8. If your front wheels skid, put down your phone and take your foot off the gas
9. Check Yelp for the latest review of that Celtic/Indian fusion bar and as the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the vehicle and traction will return.
10. As it does, text Matt to join you, and steer in the direction the phone's GPS tells you to go.
11. Then put the transmission in "drive" or release the clutch, and accelerate gently.

Remember to Like, Re-blog, and Re-tweet this helpful advice. Let's be careful. Remember that your phone's case may not fully protect the beloved device in the event of an automotive crash.

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Reply A foot of snow yesterday in No. Va. Thought I would post some snow driving tips for the Millennials! (Original post)
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Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:49 AM

1. I know this is about Phones, But

#4 Is incorrect. With almost all cars having Anti-Lock breaks you should keep your foot on the brake pedal and let the system function. If you pump your breaks as in the old days you will not gain the advantage of that safety feature.

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