8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

Published On: Feb 08 2013 09:58:27 AM PST   Updated On: Nov 10 2014 07:36:13 AM PST

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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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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