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Black Ice Safety Guide

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Black ice is a dangerous road condition that can cause a car to lose control, crash and injure you. It forms when rain or drizzle falls on a surface and then freezes before it has a chance to evaporate. Black ice only appears transparent because it is so thin that light passes through it without being refracted by the water droplets suspended in the air above. Some people think having snow cleats for shoes is sufficient to deal with black ice. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you must know to keep yourself safe from black ice.

You May Lose Control Of Your Vehicle If You Hit Black Ice While Driving

Black ice forms when the temperature of a roadway is below freezing. However, black ice is covered by some form of moisture which freezes on contact with the surface beneath it, creating a layer that isn’t visible to drivers traveling at speeds. This makes black ice especially hazardous because it’s difficult to detect while driving and poses serious safety risks for motorists who hit it unexpectedly.

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Walk Like A Penguin

When walking on ice, keep your center of gravity low. This is because the higher your center of gravity, the more likely you are to lose balance and fall. To stay upright, keep your arms out for balance and bend at the elbows so they can absorb any impact when slipping.

Avoid Walking On Ice If Possible

If you can avoid walking on ice, do so. It’s better to stay off the ice altogether if you can. If you must walk on it, however, be careful and use a traction agent. This brings me to the next point.

Snow Cleats For Shoes

If you are looking for a convenient alternative to chains, snow cleats are the way to go. They are easy to put on and can be taken off in a matter of seconds. Snow cleats also provide better traction than traditional snow chains because they can be more flexible depending on how you set them up.

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Use Traction Agent

Traction Magic is a traction agent you can spray onto the bottom of your shoes. It helps you get some traction for boots and walk on black ice and other slippery surfaces, so you won’t slip and fall! It comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly and can be used on your driveway or snow-covered roof.ย 

It will ease your way through the slippery winter months while keeping your walkways safe from harmful effects.


We hope that you found this article informative and that it helps you to be prepared for black ice on the roads. The best way to keep yourself safe is by knowing what black ice looks like so that when you see it, you can avoid it.

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