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How to handle driving on icy and snowy roads – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

After yesterday’s showers and freezing temperatures this morning, icy roads could be part of your morning commute.

News Center 7’s Dontre Drexelius spoke with D&D Driving School President Sharon Fife about what drivers should do if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.

“Ice cream is delicate. So number one you want to look, look on the road for any changes in the road condition,” Fife said.

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Fife explained: “If you go out on the ice, you don’t want to do anything. You just try to get over the ice and don’t step on the gas, don’t step on the brake, don’t steer, just try to go straight if you can.

Whenever you drive in winter conditions, be sure to leave more space between you and other drivers.

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“If you break, you always want to break when you’re going straight. So if you have to make a turn, you want to brake early, just in case, it’s like you have a lot of time to adapt,” said Fife continued, saying, “If you start to slip, you release the brake. Or if your wheels start to spin, you release the throttle to regain grip on the road.

AAA recommends keeping sand or kitty litter, a shovel, and traction mats in case you get stuck.