Essential Black Ice Safety Tips for a Winter Wonderland


Five Tips to Help You Drive Safely on Black Ice

  1. Know Your Surroundings and Avoid Black Ice Areas: No matter when or where you’re driving, always pay attention to your surroundings and watch for signs of black ice.

  2. Resist the Temptation to Slam on Your Brakes: Avoid making any sharp or sudden movements with your steering wheel, as this can cause you to spin out.

  3. Keep a Safe Distance Between You and the Car in Front of You: Maintaining a safe following distance between you and the car in front of you is always smart because it gives you additional reaction time to slow down, stop or take evasive action if needed.

  4. Look for Areas with Better Traction: If you hit black ice and are having a hard time recovering, look for areas nearby that may have better traction and do your best to steer your vehicle toward one of these areas.

  5. Stay Calm and Don’t Panic: The calmer you remain, the more likely you are to remember some of these tips and put them into practice.


Stay Safe in Icy Conditions

Injured in an Accident?

Knowing the proper procedure during a potential accident when dealing with black ice is essential. While it may not be possible to alleviate all chances of an accident, implementing these procedures may avoid costly vehicle damage and personal injury. For more information and additional resources, visit our website and our Facebook page.

In the unfortunate event that you or one of your loved ones is injured this winter, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us anytime at

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