Watch for black ice, also known as “glare ice” or “clear ice” which is usually a transparent or invisible coating of ice on roadways, overpasses, bridges, and highly shaded, rural areas.
This thin ice may look similar to the color of the material below it and it can make your vehicle skid and lose control. Remember: if a road looks slick, there’s a good chance it is.
Be especially cautious when driving your car into shaded areas, and slow your vehicle down during your approach. If you're approaching a patch of ice, brake during your approach. Applying pressure to your brakes while on the ice will only throw you into a skid.
Forty-one percent of all weather-related car crashes on U.S. roads are due to conditions involving snow, sleet, ice, and slush, and we know severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel.