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Winter Driving Tips Holland MI

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.

Sears Authorized Driving School
(616) 454-8500
3622 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
West Michigan Cdl Inc
(616) 257-9045
3370 Busch Dr Ste A
Wyoming, MI
 
Jacks Driving School
(248) 557-8448
23077 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI
 
Sears Authorized Driving School
(248) 548-8000
35000 West Warren Rd.
Westland, MI
 
Puc Puc Driving School
(616) 273-8491
414 West Michigan Avenue
Three, MI
 
F C G Ltd
(616) 532-1444
2976 Ivanrest Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
 
Sears Authorized Driving School
(616) 454-8500
1 Woodland Mall
Kentwood, MI
 
Vehicle Dynamics, Inc.
(313) 884-2842
21102 Lochmoor
Harper, MI
 
Let's Drive
(517) 445-2968
1161 Morey Hwy.
Clayton, MI
 
A B C Driving School
(906) 346-4411
1043 East Mehl Lake Lane
Little, MI
 

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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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