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Winter Driving Halifax NS

Skidding out of control on icy roads toward a solid object is a decidedly unpleasant event. It is even more unsettling if the object is a roadside barricade meant to prevent vehicles from plunging off an adjacent cliff. The following information will give you some tips on how to avoid such incidents around Halifax.

Alpine Auto Glass
(902) 455-3002
6070 Almon St
Halifax, NS
 
Admiral Auto Glass & Upholster
(902) 457-4033
3715 Kempt Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Alpine Auto Glass
(902) 455-3002
6070 Almon St
Halifax, NS
 
Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd
(902) 835-7243
Bedford, NS
 
Mighty Auto
(902) 453-1899
6437 Lady Hammond Road
Halifax, NS
 
Mighty Auto
(902) 453-1899
6437 Lady Hammond Road
Halifax, NS
 
Admiral Auto Glass & Upholster
(902) 457-4033
3715 Kempt Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd
(902) 835-7265
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS
 

Winter Driving

Driving in the Snow

Skidding out of control on icy roads toward a solid object is a decidedly unpleasant event. It is even more unsettling if the object is a roadside barricade meant to prevent vehicles from plunging off an adjacent cliff. The more disastrous scenario is that you have lost control of your 3,000-pound SUV during a snowstorm and are sliding quickly toward a subcompact filled with a pair of astonished parents and their terrified brood. Unless you have been trained in how to respond to a snow- or ice-induced skid, you will invariably succumb to what the experts call "target fixation." That is: focusing on your impending doom instead of taking proper evasive action. This will result in a crash.

Be Prepared for the winter

While there's no substitute for hands-on professional instruction and actual driving experience, Pearl offers the following tips to drivers in winter conditions. Be prepared before you set out in winter weather, make sure your vehicle is properly equipped, says Pearl. That means snow tires or chains in extreme conditions.

No. 1 winter driving error

Slow down: Driving too fast is the No. 1 winter driving error, Pearl says. "Read the road to choose the appropriate speed," he instructs. Slippery roads make every mistake happen faster and more dramatically. And don't think antilock brakes, stability systems or other vehicle control mechanisms will help you if you're sliding, Pearl warns. "If you're going too fast, you're going to go off the road and nothing's going to change that."