Police give tips on how to drive on icy roads

Posted at 4:03 PM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 17:11:37-05

The Waco Police Department is giving tips on how to drive on icy roads and places to avoid during this cold weather. 

  •  Accelerate and decelerate slowly
  • Drive slow if you have to get out and drive at all
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds
    should be increased to eight to ten seconds
  • Know the condition of your vehicle as far as tires and breaks,
    if they are "below par" then try to avoid having to use 
    that vehicle
  • Don't stop abruptly if you can avoid it
  • Don't power up hills. (hills will ice over just like bridges; 
    Bosque in the area of Hwy 6 should probably be avoided if 
    you can while the roads are icy!)
  • Don't stop while driving up a hill, you may find that you could 
    role backward faster than you were moving up the hill
  • Stay home unless necessary!!!

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