***Many ice drownings involve children. When your child is near the ice, you should be near your child.
***Avoid alcoholic beverages when you're on the ice. They can make you feel colder and slow down your reaction time in case of an ice emergency.
***Carry two large nails to use as ice picks to pull yourself out if you fall through the ice.
***Never drive on the ice at night.
***Avoid pressure ridges, and areas with current if you do choose to drive on the ice.
***Drive with your windows down and doors partially open to avoid becoming trapped if your car breaks through.