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Driving in winter: emergency braking is often the only option for drivers

2022-11-29T08:40:50.078Z

Driving in winter: Emergency braking is often the only option for drivers Created: 11/29/2022, 9:30 am By: Simon Mones Driving in winter is dangerous. However, many drivers are afraid to slam on the brakes on ice and snow, although this is often the only option. Winter presents drivers with many a challenge. However, most of them are easy to prepare for. At least if you stick to a few rules an



Driving in winter: Emergency braking is often the only option for drivers

Created: 11/29/2022, 9:30 am

By: Simon Mones

Driving in winter is dangerous.

However, many drivers are afraid to slam on the brakes on ice and snow, although this is often the only option.

Winter presents drivers with many a challenge.

However, most of them are easy to prepare for.

At least if you stick to a few rules and tricks that are intended to make traffic safer in the cold season - such as the right braking technique.

So it's important to drive a little calmer in winter.

A sensitive accelerator foot is then just as important as foresight in road traffic.

Hasty steering movements quickly cause the car to skid on the sometimes slippery roads, as also reported by t-online.de.

Many drivers are afraid of emergency braking in winter.

But there is no reason for that.

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Driving in winter: Emergency braking is often the only option for drivers

If the road conditions are unclear, it is therefore advisable to stop briefly and check the road surface with the shoe surface.

If this is not possible, drivers should carry out a short brake test on the open road.

However, nobody should be endangered, otherwise there is a risk of a hefty fine.

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When it comes to brakes, there is also a misconception that experts have been warning about for a long time.

Many drivers are afraid of making an emergency stop on snow and ice.

But precisely that is often the only option to avoid a greater evil.

And the fear is also unfounded, after all, the electronics of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) ensure that you come to a safe stop.

It remains steerable so that drivers can avoid any obstacles.

Incidentally, the braking distance is easy to calculate.

Driving in winter: driver safety training prepares you for an emergency

Curves with wet or icy asphalt are particularly treacherous.

Drivers should accelerate gently here and steer carefully and evenly.

However, strong acceleration or locking wheels will cause you to lose control and go off the road.

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If the car actually starts to skid, one rule applies: depress the clutch immediately.

This often allows the vehicle to be intercepted and brought back on track.

In order to alleviate the fear of such maneuvers, drivers can gain experience in driver safety training and practice for emergencies.

Source: merkur

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