When It’s a Winter Wonderland, Be Prepared.

Safety Tips from Loyalty Collision

When the temperature dips below freezing, black ice — a thin layer of ice that forms on surfaces in cold weather — can form from melting snow, lawn runoff or other liquids, and is often present under bridges and in other shady spots.

Black ice isn’t actually black; it’s clear, but takes on a dark coloring from the pavement below it. Because black ice is so thin, it is often invisible to the human eye. This invisibility is what makes black ice such a dangerous driving surface.

Here are Winter Driving Tips to help keep you and your vehicle safe:

  • Be cautious in areas where black ice commonly forms – bridges, overpasses, shaded areas and roads infrequently traveled.
  • Turn, brake and drive slowly.
  • Keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles.
  • Avoid stopping if possible, as it can be difficult to start moving again.
  • Don’t pump the brakes if you have antilock brakes.

Bundle up, stay alert and be prepared! Loyalty Collision is here for you if you need us.

December 15, 2020
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