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Driving in a sandstorm

Clouds of sand can significantly reduce visibility. Emergency flashers can help make you more visible to other drivers. The best option is to move off the highway and wait for conditions to improve.

Tire tread

Tire tread creates “channels” into which water is directed, so the tire can remain in contact with the roadway surface. Although these channels effectively evacuate water from underneath the tire, it is always a good idea to slow down in wet conditions.

Headlights and snow

Yes, having your headlights on allows others on the road to see you better.

Driving in icy conditions

Allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Cruise control

No, do not use cruise control on snowy or icy roads. Then you can reduce speed in small amounts as needed, by lifting off the accelerator. It also helps you focus your full attention on the driving task, rather than having a part of it be automated.