The investigation continues into the huge pile-up on I-25 on March 1, which involved more than 100 cars and claimed one life. Wintry conditions were no doubt a contributor, and since March is typically the snowiest month in Colorado, more inclement driving weather is expected.
Mark Cox, director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, has some advice. Most importantly, he says, "Look far enough ahead. It takes four to 10 times longer to stop on ice and snow than it does on dry pavement. So, as a driver, you have to look that much farther ahead and increase your following distance."
Cox says all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive can be handy, but adds "A lot of people gain a false sense of confidence. It doesn't matter how many wheels propel the vehicle forward, when it comes to braking or cornering."