Winter driving safety tips issued

ATLANTA (WTOC) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety issued winter weather driving safety tips as severe weather is producing hazardous driving conditions.

  • Those who don't have to go out during hazardous weather conditions, should stay home.
  • Those who do have to drive should give it their full concentration and will both hands on the wheel.
  • Wear a seat belt.
  • Avoid driving too fast for conditions. Plan ahead and allow for plenty of time reach your destination.
  • Don't tailgate or follow too close.
  • Avoid traveling with a pack of other vehicles, especially at higher speeds.
  • Don't use cruise control when driving on ice, snow or sleet.
  • Don't slam on the brakes. If you find yourself sliding or losing control, take your foot off the gas and resist the temptation to slam on the brakes. Sudden braking will only eliminate what little traction you have.
  • Experienced road troopers at the Georgia State Patrol advise drivers to steer in the direction of the spin until the vehicle comes to a stop.

For more "Winter Driving Tips" see AAA's "Get A Grip" and "How to Go On Ice and Snow" at

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