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Winter Driving Tips Utica NY

Whether it's snow, ice, or heavy rain, winter can present a host of challenges to even the most experienced driver. Slick roads require a different, more cautious approach, and while there's no replacement for experience, here are a few techniques that can be used when driving on slippery roads.

American Driving School
(315) 733-3551
474 Euclid Road
Utica, NY
 
Robertellis ABC Driving School
(315) 732-7125
9874 Sessions Road
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Gigliottis Utica Driving School Incorporated
(315) 732-5049
339 Genesee St
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Ramapo Driving School
(845) 426-1666
138 Rock Hill Road
Spring, NY
 
Safest Driving School Inc
(718) 259-4063
1909 Bath Avenue
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A.A. Classes
(315) 723-6464
339 Genesee St.
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Gigliottis Driving School Inc
(315) 732-5049
9396 Roberts Road
Sauquoit, NY
 
Suns Auto Driving School
(212) 925-4506
198 Canal Street
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Alexiou Driving School Inc
(718) 721-8859
3121 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY
 
Aronsons Automotive Driving School Inc
(845) 352-5555
445 Viola Road
Spring, NY
 

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Whether it's snow, ice, or heavy rain, winter can present a host of challenges to even the most experienced driver. Slick roads require a different, more cautious approach, and while there's no replacement for experience, here are a few techniques that can be used when driving on slippery roads:

· Anticipate the situation. Many accidents could be prevented if the driver had just one additional second to react. When weather conditions are challenging, timing becomes even more critical. Look as far down the road as possible, and assess situations or circumstances that could cause potential problems. By noting road conditions, such as a patch of ice or a large puddle 10 cars ahead, and what actions drivers ahead of you are taking, you can adjust your driving in advance and anticipate problems before it's too late to react.

· Leave extra distance between the vehicle in front of you. Just as you would while driving a heavier vehicle or while towing, leave extra distance between the vehicle in front of you when driving in winter road conditions. This extra distance will allow more time to react to potential hazards and will help compensate for reduced vehicle handling.

· Do one thing at a time. A slippery road often means a loss of traction, which becomes even more challenging if you try to do too many things at once, such as accelerating or braking while turning. You can be more effective if you perform each driving maneuver separately. For example, when approaching a curve in the road, brake in the straight line prior to the curve. (Braking while in a turn, whether in rain, snow, ice, or even on a dry road at higher speeds, can upset the balance and stability of your vehicle, resulting in unwanted handling characteristics or even a loss of control.) Then, take your foot off the brake and steer through the curve. Finally, accelerate once you begin to straighten the steering wheel to exit the corner.

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