We thought it would be a good thing to pass along some very good winter driving tips, considering the fact that a lot of people have a hard time driving during winter weather and on ice covered roads.

The first driving tip is one of my favorites: slow down on ice or snow. AAA suggests increasing the usual 3 to 4 second following distance to 8 to 10 seconds. Slow down and take extra time while driving on snow covered roads.

Here's another winter driving tip to keep you safe: Don't stop if you're driving up a hill unless you have to. Trying to start moving uphill on snow or ice, well, there's not much harder than that.

What about this tip? If you're in snow plow country, give them plenty of room, and drive behind the snow plow, not next to it.

And let's face it, no one likes to get stuck during winter driving. What happens if you do get stuck? Most importantly, stay in the car. It's warmer and easier for someone to find you there. You can also call AAA for help.

Keep the inside dome light on because it doesn't use much power, and it's a sign your car is there. For more great winter driving tips to keep you safe, head to imaginethat.org.

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