8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

POSTED: 09:58 AM PST Feb 08, 2013    UPDATED: 05:35 PM PST Jan 08, 2015 

As cold weather targets large pockets of the U.S., brush up on your winter driving know-how. Here's how to stay out of trouble when road conditions become icy.

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2. Traction is everything. You control your vehicle with steering, braking, and acceleration. When it gets slick, go easy on the accelerator, but also on the steering wheel and brakes. If you jerk the wheel in wet snow, the car will likely continue to go in a straight line even if the tires are turned all the way to one side.

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