Where is the Most Common and Dangerous Place to Encounter Black Ice?
- Parking lots
The correct answer is “bridges”, but black ice is also most commonly found on back roads, tunnels, underpasses, and any areas that don’t see a lot of traffic or sunlight. Traffic and sunlight can keep the roads warm enough to keep them from being covered by ice. Bridges are made of different materials than the roads, and they are higher up — with less of a wind break. These two elements make bridges some of the most hazardous places to drive on in the winter time, and the first parts of the road to freeze over.
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