Use ‘common sense’ when driving in winter
Clarenville driving instructor says speeding, not driving for conditions major contributor to winter accidents
are designed to allow you to move in snowy conditions or in bad traction, that’s the reason for the four-wheel drive. It has absolutely no positive effect on stopping or controlling the vehicle on stops or turns.”
He also noted that it’s important to back into a driveway or parking spot rather than drive in head-on, as accumulated snow mounds may make it impossible to back out safely.
Evan says that there are no secret tips or hints for driving safely in the winter.
“It’s common sense,” he says.
Al Evans is a retired police officer who now operates a driving school in Clarenville.