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Traction On Ice

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Its almost certain that you will slip and fall on snow once in a lifetime. The seemingly harmless falls can sometimes escalate into serious health problems. Indeed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 20,000 cases of ice related falls were reported in 2016 all of which required the victims to spend at least a day away from work. Approximately 25 percent of all winter snow related falls have been observed to happen in parking lots. Nobody is safe from the ice falls and no amount of precaution can help, except crawling on the belly, which certainly beats

Losing Traction On Ice

Ice falls are common for the same reason that cars end up in ditches off the road without the driver’s input, loss of traction. Maintaining traction on ice is hard for one reason: each molecule on the ice surface forms lesser bonds (2-3) with other molecules than the molecules inside the ice block. These loosely bonded molecules act like a thin layer of a super-lubricant. Once an unfortunate person like you and me step on ice, the forces of nature seem to reject every effort to keep an upright posture. The loosely packed molecules on the surface of the ice ensure that there is very minimal friction between the feet and layer of ice below. This property of ice molecules close on the surface of the block explain why it feels like there literally zero traction on ice.

Precautions

Precautions can be taken against slipping and falling but these physical measures are never enough. Some physical precautions include walking slowly, taking small steps, walking with free rather than pocketed hands, and holding onto any form of support if available among other things. The challenge is that once you get distracted for a second, the next thing is you gliding freely along the icy surface. There are however new and innovative solutions being developed to address the challenge of low traction on ice. The most widely used and recommended traction agent in the market is Traction Magic.

Traction Magic for Traction on Ice

Traction magic is a whole new formula developed from natural crystal-granules. Traction magic works in two ways. First it absorbs the thin fluid-like layer on the ice surface and then its grippers attach themselves onto the ice with spike like ends. The good news about Traction Magic is that it is safe for both humans, pet, and the environment. To sum it all, it has zero effect on your property unlike previous traction agents that contained harmful chemicals and corrosive salts that have been found to destroy concrete walls, parking lots, and driveways.

Traction Magic is currently available as a commercial and residential solution for restoring traction on ice. Businesses will find Traction Magic to be very effective for minimizing the on-site accidents and injuries which can get costly. Homeowners… please don’t forget to protect yourself and your loved ones from injuries this winter. Let us all avoid the painful ride to hospital and wasted days as we heal broken limbs, get Traction magic for your home or your workplace.