Evan: I disagree with that statement. It is slushy today (melting) and I have zero issue stopping, in both a sports car and truck. However, when it is -20 and glare ice, stopping needs to pretty much occur 1/2 block in advance
Driving speed depends on your ability to drive, tires, and vehicle. In dry ice, I usually have to do 10 k/ph under the speed limit when I don't have winter tires. Like I said, slushy/melting doesn't seem to have any effect, so I drive normally.
If it is melting all the way down to pavement, then you might be right. However, you never know when you will hit a patch that is still frozen (like in a shadow, over a bridge, etc.) Also, as you go farther, your tires start to warm up and melt the ice a little as you drive over it, thus causing you to be on a thin film of water between your tires and the ice.
No specific MPH limit, but rather the prima facie speed limit kicks in.
No faster than is reasonable and safe for the conditions you are driving in. Ice has no traction. If you drive at a speed where you spin out, go off the road, or have an accident it was too fast and your fault.
Just go at a slow steady speed, never jam on brakes when driving on ice.
you could spin out going 5 mph on wet ice – stopping is the harder part
A thought shared.