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Why Is Ice So Slippery? Here Is The Answer

How Much Ice Is Safe To Walk On

We love the beautiful white landscape of winters but at the same time walking on ice is a real challenge. It is very well known and accepted that ice is slippery and results in slip and fall accidents. But, what makes ice so slippery like a viscous oil, whereas water by nature is not that slippery. In this article, let’s understand what makes ice slippery, when is ice safe to walk on and what we can do to improve traction to prevent ourselves from falling on the ice.

There is a science behind the slipperiness of ice. Ice becomes slippery due to friction. Strange. Isn’t it?

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