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Snow on the way? AAA has some tips for driving during winter storms

Driving in snow
Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 17:49:27-05

CLEVELAND — The first snowfall of the year has arrived in Northeast Ohio and AAA has some tips to help you survive driving during the winter.

  • Stay Home: AAA says do not drive when the weather is poor if you don't have to.
  • Do not tailgate: Be sure to keep safe distances between cars to give yourself extra braking room.
  • Never use cruise control on slippery roads: If your vehicle hydroplanes or skids, you will lose the ability to regain traction by lifting off the accelerator.
  • Slow down: No need to speed during winter weather.
  • Don't slam on the brakes: If your car begins to skid, continue to steer in the direction you want your car to go.
  • Use extreme caution on bridges: Black ice typically forms on shaded areas of the roadways, and bridges and overpasses tend to freeze first and melt last.

RELATED: Winter Storm Warning issued for Northeast Ohio as widespread snow is expected to hit most areas