A good reminder that it does not need to be snowing to have slick road conditions that can turn ugly.
The #1 icy road driving tip: Reduce your speed. Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster than 45mph in any vehicle when roads are icy – not even on highways! In many cases, much slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off of the road on certain types of more treacherous icing – like black ice – at 10mph or less! If you’re fishtailing or sliding at all, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.
This event happened occurred on November 23, 2019. Icy road conditions caused a large, multiple car accident on the Chita – Khabarovsk highway in Russia.