Here in Canada there are so many ways to drive in the snow and it changes from one block to another. You could be on bare pavement one minute, turn a corner and then be on 2 inches of snow so adaptability is key. One thing that I usually do when there's snow on the roads is do a test slide once I leave the driveway just to see how far I'll skid to a stop.
Best tips are:
- drive pre-emptively, look well ahead and try to read traffic so you know what's going on.
- don't brake prematurely in heavy traffic. Remember there are drivers behind you.
- on the highway in heavy snow, ease off the gas when changing lanes and allow the car to coast into the next lane. Abrupt moves when switching from one "snow lane" to another can cause you to spin out. Those who have been there know what I mean.
- If skidding towards a car, try to steer behind it if possible. Cars that see you coming will most likely drive forward than in reverse.
- if you're a nervous driver or not comfortable behind the wheel, try to avoid driving in those conditions.
- Don't wear heavy coats and thick jackets when driving as this will restrict your movements. You should ALWAYS be able to make shoulder checks!