Madison
33° F
Light Snow
Light Snow
Advertisement

Driving under the influence (of freezing rain)

Published On: Feb 10 2013 11:22:45 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 10 2013 11:23:39 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Vanessa Tieman tried to disregard the raindrops that fell on her 4 Lakes Driving School car. 

Instead, she took them as a challenge, and a chance to teach her Sunday morning student how to best tackle the elements on the road.

"I think it's necessary and I feel as though the students who are starting out their practice in this kind of weather are going to be better drivers in any kind of weather," Tieman said.

Temperatures stayed above the freezing point for most of Sunday in Madison, while cars made their way through small rivers running down streets and puddles lined many sidewalks. All of that water could easily freeze overnight.

"Patience isn't really something you can teach, but it definitely helps," Tieman said of the best way to navigate through nasty weather. "A lot of people get into crashes because they're driving too fast and they're just not patient enough."

Tieman said she's able to remedy some bad habits early in the learning process. She advises her students -- and everyone, for that matter -- to simply take it slow on bad weather days.

"Accelerating slowly, giving yourself plenty of space to stop is really important," Tieman added.

Advertisement
  • Reedsburg around 10:00am.

    Nov. 24 snow storm

    Your photos from the Nov. 24 snowfall in southern Wisconsin. <a href="http://www.channel3000.com/weather/18535874">Submit here</a>

  • Hagel

    Pool

    Faces of Obama's cabinet

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who has served in this position since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama on Monday. Take a look at other faces in Obama's Cabinet.

  • raw ground beef closeup

    iStock/njnightsky

    Notable food recalls

    A Minnesota beef distributor has enacted a nationwide recall of 1,200 pounds of its ground beef products for possible E. coli contamination. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

Advertisement