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Readers from cold countries know the importance of caution in icy or snowy conditions. In most cases, they have the experience to handle these.Snow? You can drive in snow?
However, you and they may not know that even a light rain may be as dangerous as the worst winter weather.
In much of Canada and the U.S., rainfall is very sporadic during Summer.
As a result, oil residue and dirt accumulates on roads, especially at intersections and on inclines where large vehicles must strain to maintain speed.
When the first rain comes after a dry period, roads can become every bit a slick as in the midst of winter because of the slippery mixture of oil, dirt, and water.
Use caution at the start of a summer rain, and be careful any time driving on slick roads when braking takes longer.
During really bad weather, you may want to check into a hostel or hotel for the duration, even if you are very used to this type of driving.
Otherwise, you'll be on the road with drivers who are not as careful or as skilful as you are.
This is especially true in places like Portland (Oregon), Seattle, Vancouver (both), Victoria, the California mountains, and the southern United States, where most drivers are not used to driving in snow all winter.