2. Take a winter driving course.
If it’s possible, it’s in your best interest to take a winter driving course. It’s surprising how many people get their driver’s license during good weather and then experience their very first winter driving experience alone, never having had any practice. If you add in the fact that many of these winter driving firsts may be while you’re driving home after a long evening shift, or driving in for a night shift after not much sleep, you know that you might be in for a white-knuckle drive.
While winter driving courses may not be cheap, they teach you how it feels to drive on ice, slam on the brakes, steer on ice and so on. These really are invaluable skills. You may also want to check with your insurance company to see if your rates will go down if you take a winter driving safety course.