When the first snow of the season hits, many drivers fail to adjust their speed and braking habits quick enough, especially at intersections.
Some drivers believe that a thin coating of snow poses no threat and attempt to zoom around vehicles on highways at normal speeds. But they sometimes end up in a ditch, especially if they find a need to apply their brakes.
Maj. Roger Rice of the Fulton Police Department has some tips on how to stay safer while driving on snow.
"Often the snow comes down fast and it gets slippery on the surface of the road. Every year when we have our first snow event, people forget to slow down and be more cautious. Some people did not anticipate how slick it can get," Rice said.