8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

Published On: Feb 08 2013 09:58:27 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 08 2015 05:35:52 PM PST

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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6. Practice makes perfect. If you live somewhere where it snows a lot—or at all, really—it's not a bad idea to find a vacant parking lot in which to practice driving in the white stuff. Hit the gas, slam on the brakes, jerk the steering wheel. Slide the car and spin it around to see what those things feel like and how best to straighten out. This will help you learn your car's limits.

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