Tip #13: Learn and Practice Your Winter Driving Skills

Learn and practice winter driving skills before you need them. If you are unfamiliar with driving in snow, icy,  or wet  conditions, practice after a storm in a large, empty space. Learn how to brake safely, how to get out of a skid, how your car handles in winter weather, and how to react when your vehicle starts hydroplaning (when a layer of water comes between the road and your tires resulting in a loss of control).