Tips for safe driving on slick roads

The Eugene Police Department released tips for safe driving on slick and icy roads.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 6:29 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2018 1:25 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The February winter blast activated a winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service Wednesday. The Eugene Police Department released tips on driving on slippery roads in cold weather conditions.

Eugene Police said leave plenty of travel time to get to your destination, as well as a lot of space between you and the vehicles to warm up your driveway.

Police are warning drivers that temperatures can change quickly and especially on overpasses and bridges. Regular driving surfaces can become slick in the blink of an eye so police are also urging drivers to drive the speed limit.

Four wheel drive vehicles and all-wheel drive vehicles are great at accelerating, but snow or ice that doesn’t help you stop or turn.
Police said sliding can be a concern on slick roads. Even if on a green light, check to see for a safe path before proceeding through the intersection, without the ability to stop due to road conditions and unsafe driving.

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