Motorists Should Know the Safety Rules for Dealing with Slick Winter Road Conditions. 1. Buckle up! 2. Recover from a skid without panicking 3. Focus. Eliminate all distractions 4. Know your car 5. See and be seen ( In Pennsylvania, headlights must be on when windshield wipers are in use due to inclement weather) 6. Leave plenty of following distance behind the next vehicle 7. Apply Steady Braking.