Winter weather in the south always creates anxiety. Especially when it comes to driving. The best tip, just stay off the road. That is, if you can. Hey, that's why you bought all that bread and milk at the store, isn't it?

However, you may not be able to take a 'snow day' with your job. Are you ready for what the road brings you? We've collected winter driving safety tips to help you feel more prepared to meet hazardous road conditions. provides 8 points of advice to help keep you safe.

1 - Slow down and increase stopping distance
2 - Brake gently to avoid skidding
3 - Lights on and clean windshield
4 - Lower gears for traction
5 - Avoid using cruise control or overdrive on icy roads
6 - Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and less traveled roads
7 - Don't pass sand trucks, yield to them
8 - Never assume your vehicle can better handle slick conditions

Check out the video below for a more detailed explanation to these points of winter driving safety: