Experts from Brooklyn Driving School give safety tips for driving in winter conditions

Icy roads may have played a part in a 30-car pileup on the Gowanus Expressway.

Icy roads may have played a part in a 30-car pileup on the Gowanus Expressway. (12/18/13)

BROOKLYN - Driving experts are giving out information on what residents can do to stay safe on the roads this season.

Damien Ferrante, driving instructor at the Brooklyn Driving School, says drivers should double their distance from the car in front of them during icy conditions.

Ferrante says if you find yourself skidding on the ice, you should actually turn into the skid because you may be able to regain control. Some other simple rules include going a safe speed, making sure the air pressure in your tires doesn't exceed the recommended amount and staying indoors if the weather's too bad.

Icy roads may have played a part in a 30-car pileup on the Gowanus Expressway Tuesday night that left at least eight people injured.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 1 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three 3 3 children among victims in New York City house fire
Fashion, Art, & Design held their seasonal pop-up 4 Pop-up marketplace features goods, art made in BK
A popular roller skating rink in Borough Park 5 Borough Park roller skating rink set to close

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE