According to Federal Highway Administration statistics, every year 900 people are killed and 76,000 people are injured nationally in motor vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet. Approximately 24-percent of weather-related motor vehicle accidents occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.
Snow and icy roads are fairly rare in Tennessee, so when the roads do become slick, drivers need to be extra cautious. Winter driving conditions dramatically affect a vehicle’s braking distance, so it’s important to reduce your speed by one-third on wet roads and one-half or more on snow packed roads. Never accelerate or decelerate quickly, since it can send your vehicle into a fishtail. When correcting a slide don’t hit your brakes, because it can make the slide worse. Turn the wheels in the direction that the back of the vehicle is sliding.
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