Useful tips for Illinois Winter driving:

1.  If you accelerate suddenly, your tires could lose traction. While turning, don’t make any sudden steering wheel movements.

2.  Only brake in a straight line before the turn, and do so gradually. Do not brake during the turn. Increase your following distance from other cars significantly.  

3.  If your wheels lock and slide, release the brake pedal to recover traction, then slowly brake again. Try to avoid changing lanes in slush. It’s safer to change lanes when slush is not on the road.

4.  If using chains, check for proper clearance between the tire and the vehicle, as well as the clearance between dual tires.