Dear fellow drivers in winter weather:
Despite what you may have been told, driving in winter weather is not actually that complicated. Keep these two simple rules in mind and you will be fine:
- You must change speed over a much longer distance than usual.
- You must change direction much more slowly than usual.
(The observant will note that these themselves are simply applications of the fundamental rule, "You will have much less traction than usual.")
Everything else follows from these rules. HTH. HAND.
ETA: here's a corollary that I really thought would go without saying: do not brush snow off your car in the middle of a residential street immediately after pulling out of your driveway.