The USDA give drivers advice about black ice:
- It tends to form at night or in the early morning.
- The ice also forms on roads less traveled on, or roads without much sunshine.
- Keep an eye out for a glossy sheen on the road. That's probably black ice.
- Practice driving on slippery surfaces in an empty parking lot.
- If you have ABS brakes, know how they work and feel.
- If you hit black ice, let your car pass over it. Do not hit the brakes, and keep the wheel straight.
- In bad weather conditions, stay home.