When a snow disaster occurs
■Driving on snow-covered roads
- Be careful on skidding due to sudden lane changes or any other sudden maneuvers.
- Step on the accelerator gradually and start slowly.
- If there is snow on the road, it’s important to put your snow chains on as soon as possible.
■If you get stuck on a snow-covered road
- If your tires skid or get stuck in fresh snow, slowly move the car back and forth tread down the snow around the tires.
- If you find a gravel box at the roadside, scatter the gravel around the driving wheel.
■When you get stuck in heavy snowfall and cannot move
- If you’re in a whiteout such as a snowstorm, turn on your hazard lamps and stop at a safe place.
- If the exhaust port is plugged with snow, you are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- While waiting for rescue to arrive, clear at least enough snow for the exhaust to vent.
Things you should know about snow-covered roads
Practice simulations of driving on snowy roads and learn the tips of predicting danger.
■What you want to have before driving on snow-covered roads
- Be sure to have snow chains and a jack, even when your car with snow tires on.
- In the wintertime, you should prepare booster cables for contingencies that may arise.
- Blankets will not only protect you from the cold but also help to escape a snow-covered road.
■Hazards along snow-covered roads
- Airy bridges and overpasses, and near the inlet and outlet o
- Be especially careful on icy roads, as they are slipperier than snow-covered roads.
- Drive by landmarks such as the arrows and reflector poles along the edge of the road.
Snow-covered, and icy roads