ON THE SNOW, RIDE IN FLOW
The first tip to apply when dealing with snowy and icy roads is to limit your driving speed as much as possible , for several reasons:
- When the ground is slippery, the braking distance is significantly higher. Driving slowly helps compensate for the loss of grip of the tires on the snow and allows you to stop the car more quickly in an emergency by avoiding the wheels locking.
- Driving slowly and maintaining a sufficient safety distance between two vehicles allows you to anticipate the reactions of other motorists and gain visibility . In snowy weather, it is advisable to multiply the safety distance by 3 recommended in normal weather conditions.
- By driving at a walking pace, you will have time to look ahead and adapt your driving early enough in the event of a problem. Turn on your lights , even during the day, to see and be seen better. If you see a patch of ice or a stopped vehicle in front of you, you will have time to react without risking skidding or a pile-up.
REACT PROPERLY IN THE EVENT OF A SKIP
Despite all precautions, nature sometimes takes over and the car skids on snow. In this situation it is very important not to react hastily under the influence of panic, at the risk of ending up in the ditch or colliding with another vehicle.
Avoid braking suddenly at all costs at the risk of making the situation worse. Take your foot off the accelerator and let the car slow down. If the vehicle has gained too much speed, it may be useful to use the engine brake .
Keep the steering wheel straight whenever possible, or accompany the car in the direction of the skid. Do not try to straighten the car by jerking the steering wheel left and right. Wait until the car has completely stopped before getting back on the road, remaining very vigilant.
To limit the risk of finding yourself in such a situation, limit your car journeys to what is absolutely necessary and do not give in to the urge to overtake vehicles slower than you, particularly winter service vehicles.
Generally speaking, to avoid skidding and accidents, the watchword is gentleness , both in terms of vehicle steering, braking and acceleration.
PROPERLY EQUIPPING YOUR VEHICLE TO DRIVE ON SNOW
While it is mandatory to use anti-slip devices in areas covered by the Mountain Law , it is strongly recommended to equip yourself even where winter tires, chains and snow socks are optional as long as the weather conditions permit. require.
But how do you properly equip your vehicle when snow tires are expensive and difficult to install, snow chains do not allow you to drive on dry sections of road and snow socks are fragile and unreliable?
To solve this problem and allow all motorists to drive safely on snow and ice, Musher has developed a Anti-slip over-tyre , designed and manufactured in France using a unique patented technology . This device, practical and suitable for any type of vehicle, guarantees maximum grip on snow and ice and resists portions of dry bitumen.
Its 3D shape memory knitting has been designed to allow comfortable and silent driving , even on the most uneven roads. Mounted and dismounted on the tires in just 5 minutes, it fully complies with the requirements of the Mountain Law and sign B26 and will allow you access to all regulated roads.