While driving test the traction from time to time by lightly applying the brake pedal. On slippery surfaces, drive more slowly. Look further ahead and to the rear more often and keep a longer safety margin both in front and to the rear. Be gentle with the accelerator, the brakes and the steering. Sudden or quick maneuvers are the most common cause of loss of control on slippery surfaces.
Plan your maneuvers sooner so that you may reduce your speed more than usual in "good time". When turning, start at a much slower speed and accelerate later than usual and more gently. While driving, activate the windshield wipers (if not already operating) before you meet oncoming vehicles, a vehicle passes you or you pass another vehicle. Avoid passing unless it is absolutely necessary; make sure that the driver ahead is in no danger of steering off course and the space available for passing is much longer than normal.
In snow or blowing snow, travel in the lane with the least snow or ice. In fact, follow the path of the preceding vehicles even though it may not coincide with the center of a lane. Avoid driving in ruts; do not attempt to get out of them at high speeds.
Wet roadways are especially slippery as the temperature nears the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit). Extra caution should be exercised on bridges, elevated expressways and shaded areas as these surfaces freeze more quickly.
Be safe out there!