RALEIGH — Road conditions Thursday could be treacherous with snow and ice making driving dangerous. For those that need to travel, follow these safety tips:
•Have at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle.
•Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
•Have an emergency kit with you in case you get stuck.
•Drive slowly. Leave three times the distance between other cars than you would during ideal drive conditions.
•Do not brake unless you have to; the best way to slow down is ease off the gas. If you have to brake, brake gently.
•Do not use cruise control.
•If tires skid, take your foot off the gas and steer to the direction of the skid.