Driving safe is important when you drive, no matter what time of the year it is. One of the most important things you can do is leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Ideally, you should leave at least three car lengths or three seconds between you and them. If they have to slam on the brakes suddenly, then you will have enough time to react accordingly. If the road or weather conditions are less than ideal, you will want to double the amount of space you leave. When an animal darts across the road, you will want to be able to leave space so you can apply the brakes if needed.