Winter Driver Safety and Education - Road Testament

J.F. Musial travels to the Team O'Neil Rally school to meet up with the North Atlantic Audi Club for some winter driving training.  There, he learns the fundamentals of driving in slippery conditions with the new 2011 Audi S4.

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Winter Driving Tips on Accelerating | Michelin® Winter Driving Academy
* Be aware of your limits and those of other drivers. Stay focussed on your surroundings. * Dont make any sudden movements, and avoid accelerating too hard (acceleration should be gradual and moderate). Also avoid sudden braking and travelling at high speeds. * Leave more distance between your car and the one ahead. * To decrease the risk of sliding when going uphill, use a higher gear ratio than you would when travelling in dry weather.

Audi Ice Driving Experience - Winter driving tips from Audi
Watch as drivers take part in the Audi Ice Driving Experience. Along with winter driving tips from Audi driving instructor Harald Büttner. Be sure to visit for all of your latest Audi news.

Winter Driving Like A Pro
Follow Tim Shaw - the self-professed best driver ever - as he gets a masterclass in winter driving from professional ice driver Andrew McKenna, in the latest short film from's Secrets of Driving Like a Pro series. Watch what happens when Tim is confronted with taking a rather nice sports car onto an international-sized ice rink at Discover the significant role a balanced throttle plays , the recommended distance from the vehicle in front, and what you definitely shouldn't be looking at when driving on snowy and icy roads.

How to Drive in the Snow
YUMMM Fried Apple Pie Tacos - Learn how to make them here: Watch more How to Drive Safely videos: You're far more likely to be in a car accident in winter than in summer. Cut the odds by taking simple precautions and following these common-sense driving tips. Step 1: Check your vehicle Prepare your car for the winter. Check your tires for wear and proper inflation. Check the condition of your windshield wipers and the levels of your antifreeze and wiper fluid. In snowy regions, consider buying snow tires or tire chains. Tip If your tire treads are worn to a depth below 5/32 of an inch they’re no good for winter use. Step 2: Be prepared Keep a bag of sand in your trunk to help with tire traction in case you get stuck. Always warm up your car and defrost all windows. Turn on your headlights. Step 3: Test road conditions Start slowly. Test your braking and steering response to see how much traction your tires have. Step 4: Slow down Take your time. Going too fast on slippery roads will result in skids. Don't use cruise control and use low gear for added traction. Step 5: Anticipate problems Anticipate problems. Look for black ice, blowing snow, and traffic slowdowns or stops. Watch for bridges and overpasses, which freeze before the rest of the road. Leave extra room between yourself and the car in front of you. Tip Allow four car lengths between yourself and the car ahead of you for every 10 miles per hour of speed. Step 6: Turn corners safely Slow down before you begin to turn. As you turn, release the brakes. Once the turn is complete, accelerate to maintain control. Step 7: Prevent skids Avoid sudden breaking or swerving. Break gently and evenly, and ease up if you start to skid. Don’t pump antilock brakes; apply steady, firm pressure on the pedal. Did You Know? Snowflakes are clear. Refracted light makes snow appear white.