The winter driving over the past few years have given drivers plenty of challenges, and a spokesman for the Illinois State Police has some reminders of what to do and not to do on the roads when ice and snow are present. The tips may seem like common sense, but for whatever reason many motorists continue to be caught off guard as the winter driving season could hit at any time.

Doug Francis of ISP District 18 says drivers should take certain precautions.

Francis comments

He says if you come across an area that has drifted shut, slow down, but try to keep some momentum to get through it if you can't avoid it. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle. He also says give snowplows plenty of room to work, as they will continue to work the roads in areas as needed, and to slow down not only on interstates, but local roads too.