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Driving on ice can be very dangerous and being alert is essential.
If attempting to cross a body of frozen water, observe the following:-
If the ice is,
3 inches thick = Very dangerous.
4 inches thick = OK for ice fishing or skating.
7 inches thick = OK for snow mobiles.
8-12 inches thick = OK for all terrain and some vehicles.

• Important: Drive gently, accelerate gently, steer gently, brake gently. Steer with the fingertips, be loose, and respond lightly * Chains on. (Avoid heavy steering corrections, harsh acceleration and braking when chains are fitted.
* Diff lock and axle locker engaged (if fitted). Low range 1st to 5th. (Depending on the
• Use gentle application of the throttle, steering and brakes.
• If the vehicle will not stop, turn the steering wheel fully to one side and use the ‘ploughing’ effect of the front wheels to assist stopping.
• If there is a crown on the road, stay aside it. This should help avoid slipping off the road to the left or right.
• When stopping (gently), compression braking is best, stop on a level patch or on a downward slope.
Stopping on an upward slope can mean difficulties getting under way again.
• If a slide begins, get off the accelerator and steer into the direction of the slide
until it has been corrected, then gently correct into the direction required to continue.

* Disengage the axle lockers as soon as firm ground is reached.
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