Limo Driver give a great advice for drivers caught on snow

Braking in the snow : if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, press the brake firmly ( don't need to stand on it, if it is chattering lightly it is stopping as well as is possible.) And steer where you want to go. Your maneuvering is very slightly impaired so if you need to turn slightly faster to go around something you can let off a bit. The reason this is preferable to engine braking is that you are applying slowing force to 4 wheels instead of two. If you have no ABS be extra extra cautious. If you need to steer pump the brakes on and off, if you have time or have no exit threshhold braking can stop you faster than pumping or abs on ice however is very difficult to do effectivley. Press the brake slowly untill one or more tires lock up, you can tell by sound or car behaviour (be careful easy to lose control if not mindful) let off slightly untill the wheels are no longer sliding, and hold that pressure steady. Transmissions and how to use them: In a manual transmission engine braking is great, it saves you gas, brakepads, and its fun. You must not do this from too high of rpm as it could itself cause the drive tires to start sliding. Use the real brakes for emergencies. Autos : from most manudacturers the shifter will go from drive to neutral without needing to depress the interlock, for a very specific reason. Automatics always engine brake, on their own automatically. This is great however it has the side effect of always using some availabe traction, which will make it harder to maneuver in a slide or emergency situation, or make it difficult or even impossible in some vehicles to regain control while in drive. The solution is to slap that nshifter in neutral as soon as you realize danger. Manual boys do this by pressing the clutch.

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