Black ice forms when freezing temperatures cause ice or water on the surface of the road to refreeze when melted. Black ice can also appear when fog or moisture in the air condenses and freezes below.
How does it differ from ordinary ice? Black ice is a thin layer of transparent ice that is often more dangerous than regular ice. This type of ice derives its name from the fact that it is nearly invisible, blending in with the dark road under it. The transparent appearance makes black ice difficult for drivers❗️
On black ice, brakes and steering may not work correctly. Drivers could easily lose control of their vehicles, putting passengers and other people on the road in danger. It is essential to know how to reduce your risk of encountering black ice.
⚠️Since black ice is almost fully transparent, trying to spot it before you drive through it is incredibly difficult. Instead, try to anticipate when and where it could happen. Always check the weather conditions before starting your trip and contact your Safety Department in case it is unsafe to drive. Don’t forget to keep your dispatcher updated.