8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

POSTED: 09:58 AM PST Feb 08, 2013    UPDATED: 07:36 AM PST Nov 10, 2014 

As the first winter storm of the season hits large parts 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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