OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN WOODS OR ON ROCKY TERRAIN
Ensure vehicle can clear obstructions and avoid low hanging tree limbs, which might cause damage.
OPERATE ON SNOW AND ICE
a. Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning the tires.
b. Drive at slower speeds.
c. Give signals sooner.
d. Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
e. Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle ahead.
f. Keep windshields, windows, mirrors, and lights clean and free of snow and ice. Use defroster to help keep glass
free of snow and ice.
g. If a difficult stretch of road approaches, stop and inspect it carefully before driving on it. Select transmission gear
range that best suits road condition. Use 4-wheel drive as required.
a. Ease up on accelerator, leaving vehicle in gear.
b. Apply service brakes lightly and evenly. DO NOT pump service brake pedal.
c. Always avoid sudden braking.
Parking. If parking on icy, slushy, wet, or muddy surfaces, place boards, brush, or other materials that will provide
traction underneath tires. This will guard against tires freezing to the ground or becoming pocketed in ice and will pro-
vide some traction when vehicle is started and moving again.
a. Maximum fording depth is 5 ft (1.5 m).
b. Minimize the amount of turning, if possible.