Drive Safe! Winter Safety Tips for Tackling the Road

How to tackle bad weather when you're behind the wheel.

ByABC News
February 1, 2011, 8:04 PM

Feb. 2, 2011 — -- We all can agree: This has been a treacherous winter for much of the U.S.

Americans may be winter weary, but they are bearing the brunt of yet another severe winter storm -- an enormous system that's expected to cover at least one-third of the country with snow, ice and rain.

February may not bring any relief.

So what can you do if you absolutely have to drive when the weather is bad and roads are slick, snow-covered and downright dangerous?

Mark Cox of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colo., appeared on "Good Morning America" to share safe driving tips for when you have to be out in winter's worst.

Safe Driving Tips

If you have to pull over, slow down first and ease over slowly. If you start to feel the car sinking, you can pull away, Cox said.

The rule of thumb is that anytime you need to turn your wipers on, you should turn your lights on as well, he noted.

Other Essential Winter Driving Tips

Here are some other winter driving tips from the Bridgestone Winter Driving School.