Ten things for winter-driving virgins to know before hitting snowy roads

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A few months back, we shared our top ten driving tips non-Colorado natives forget at start of their second winter here. But with a major storm hitting the area, and the likelihood that folks without much experience behind the wheel in winter conditions will be visiting the Broncos' hometown to watch the Super Bowl, we turned to the experts: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Below, see ten pieces of advice for before and during your drive, ordered and photo-illustrated by us and featuring NHTSA text. Count down the selections below.

Number 10: Drive slowly

It's harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered surface. On the road, increase your following distance enough so that you'll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you.
Number 9: Know what kind of brakes your vehicle has and how to use them properly
In general, if you have antilock brakes, apply firm, continuous pressure. If you don't have antilock brakes, pump the brakes gently.
Continue to keep counting down the ten things for winter-driving virgins to know before hitting snowy roads.

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