Plenty of us hate night driving—there's no feeling quite like getting someone else's high beams shined in your eyes. But beyond the pure annoyance, few of us realize how dangerous it can be. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night, more than half of all driving deaths occur then.
There are no secrets when it comes to winter driving. If there’s ice on the road, it’s dangerous. The big truck flying past you at 55 mph when everyone else is crawling along at 15 or 20 mph doesn’t have the inside track on the winter roadways. You’re liable to see him in the median a few miles up the road.
If you’re driving on ice, you won’t know it until you need to stop. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a sedan, a 4-wheel drive or a big rig: brakes are the great equalizer. Here are the 9 tips: