Four-wheel drive vehicles slip just as much as two-wheel drive vehicles and bridges and ramps freeze first and can be difficult to navigate.
As the temperatures begin to drop and roadways become slick with even the smallest amount of snow, State Highway Administration Spokesperson Kelly Boulware is reminding drivers with "ice and snow, take it slow."
"So certainly driving at the appropriate speed for weather conditions, making sure all the fluids are topped off in your car, making sure you get gasoline before you head out for a long commute are very key and critical to making sure you get to your destination safely," Boulware said.
She said there is one easy tool you can get on your cell phone that will be helpful if you are traveling.
"For those who have mobile devices, we do encourage them to sign up, if they haven't already, at MD511.ORG, they are able to track weather information as well as any weather related lane closures. That will be the best tool to use if you are traveling," Boulware said.
Boulware said to remember that four-wheel drive vehicles slip just as much as two-wheel drive vehicles and bridges and ramps freeze first and can be difficult to navigate. If your car breaks down, it is best to stay inside of it until help arrives and pull as far off the roadway as possible. It is also helpful to keep an emergency kit inside your car and fill it with blankets, a flashlight, flares, a shovel, water and snacks just in case.