How to drive a special vehicle safely in ice and snow weather

- Dec 13, 2019-

Driving in ice and snow weather is a very dangerous thing. Users should not only be aware of the ice and snow on the ground, but also be careful of passing vehicles and pedestrians. Here are some driving skills summed up by experienced drivers in ice and snow weather, hoping to provide some help to users on the road.


First, start. After heavy snow, the snow on the windshield, headlight and reflector of the car must be removed before starting to ensure that the line of sight is not affected when driving. It's better to prepare a piece of cotton cloth at hand. You can wipe the fog on the side of the window and reflector when you stop on the way to keep a good view. After ignition, tread lightly, do not turn the wheel, otherwise the wheel will sink deeper and deeper.

 Driving in snow weather

Second, driving. On the frozen snow road, the friction coefficient between the tire and the road surface is very small, only 0.1 on the ice road, and only 0.2 on the snow, so the braking distance is much larger than on the dry road surface. If the vehicle speed is 50 km / h, the braking distance on dry road is 12 meters, while the braking distance on snow road is nearly 50 meters. If the vehicle is operated carelessly, it is very easy to have an accident. Therefore, in the process of driving, the driver should always pay attention to the surrounding vehicles and pedestrians, keep enough distance from the vehicle in front, and always be ready to brake in advance.


Third, brake. In addition to parking, do not take off the gear and step on the brake, no matter whether there is ABS device or not. The gear brake can reduce the vehicle speed as soon as possible with the help of the engine deceleration. For vehicles without ABS, the off gear brake is easy to lead to tire locking. If the front wheel is locked, the vehicle will lose control of the direction of travel and move in the direction of inertia. Of course, even if the gear brake is engaged, do not step on the brake pedal to the end at first when there is no emergency, and gradually increase the force. If the speed is high or you need to brake as soon as possible, you can downshift and brake directly.


Fourth, uphill. When going uphill, you should use the gear shift to pass smoothly, and it is not suitable to shift halfway. Avoid stalling when going uphill. Never slide in neutral when going downhill. Novice driving in snowy days can change to auxiliary road to avoid overpass with large gradient. Try to avoid parking on slopes. If you have to park on a snowy road, make sure you have enough space to leave the parking space.


Driving in cold weather, with the above preparations, you can also drive on the ice at ease.