WCTC instructor offers tips for driving in snow
December 16, 2013
From 620wtmj.com: “Preparing for snow in Waukesha County” — Crews have been racing to salt roads before another blast of snow hits Southeastern Wisconsin.
Experts say drivers need to do their part to stay safe on the roads. That means slowing down and giving yourself enough distance between your vehicle and others on the road.
Rich Piagentini is an instructor at Waukesha County Technical College. He teaches students how to drive defensively for the college’s criminal justice program.
He said there are some simple things for drivers to remember if they see trouble on the roads.
“Take your foot off the gas and let the car slow down itself, if you have to apply your brakes do it slowly” He said.
Piagentini said you should leave about one car length between you and other vehicles for every ten miles per hour of speed.
He recommends even more in slippery conditions.