Driving in snow may return after a winter storm. This advice can keep you safe. (Part-2)

Drive defensively in the snow: Avoid speeding. Leave plenty of room around the car. Only employ driver-assist technologies as backup. See far ahead Smoothly turn, brake, and accelerate. Avoid downhill driving

If you must drive in the snow, Van Tassel suggested planning ahead. First, he advised drivers to be well-rested, sober, and distraction-free because snow driving requires a lot of concentrate.

Check these to prepare your car: Tyres need adequate tread and proper inflation. Check all lights and sensors. Clean all lights and sensors of snow and grime. Clean all windows and mirrors of snow and ice. Pack emergency supplies in your car when traveling. If you become stranded in the snow, the appropriate tools can help. Staying stranded until the snow melts and you can be rescued may require emergency supplies:

According to Van Tassel, driving safety depends on planning. It's necessary to check everything before leaving, but you should do more to prepare your vehicle for the storm.

Service your car before the season at your mechanic. Check for leaks, worn hoses, break pads, and other repairable items. Look for recalls. Search USA TODAY's recall database and NHTSA's Recalls Look-Up Tool for automobile information. Find out how to get a free recall repair.

Make sure you know your car. Learn your car's antilock brakes and other safety features that may affect driving on icy roads. Learn how your car works before driving in dangerous situations.

Charge it. Charging your electric or hybrid vehicle battery is essential. Plug in your car's battery thermal heating pack while not in use. Preheat your automobile before unplugging it in the morning.

Plan, plan. Plan your route and check road conditions, traffic, hazards, and weather before leaving. Give yourself plenty of time to reach where you need to be so you don't rush and have a backup plan if your GPS fails.

Watch this space for further developments.