As soon as the spring sun begins to bake and the snow melts a little (or the first autumn frosts turn yesterday's puddles into ice), all roads turn into a real ice rink. This problem is familiar to everyone, since housing and communal services do not always have time to sprinkle the ice paths with sand and salt in time. How not to slip on the ice and get injured during this difficult period?
- - comfortable shoes;
- - thorns;
- - adhesive plaster;
- - metal filings;
- - degreaser;
- - rubber glue;
- - ski poles.
Try to remember the topography of the road ahead of time on your way home or to work. So you will not be surprised by steep icy descents or ascents, you can choose the most illuminated road, which is most often sprinkled with sand.
Pick up good shoes with a low, stable heel, with a ribbed sole, and a comfortable wedge heel. In no case do not go on stiletto heels, even if it seems to you that the heel "clings" to the road - once it can fail, and a broken arm (at best) will not add to your attractiveness.
Additionally equip the boots with spikes, this can be done in the nearest shoe shop or on your own. Purchase matching slips from a hardware store, coat them with glue, and place them on a degreased sole. Tighten with small boot screws. The simpler method is to cover the sole with adhesive tape or metal filings mixed in rubber glue.
If you are more concerned about your own safety than the opinions of others, bring a ski pole or even two with you. The sharp tip will stick firmly into the ice and allow you to confidently lean against it as you walk.
Never run, even after a departing bus. Always walk, and in small steps, preferably along the sidewalk, closer to walls or fences (make sure that no icicles hang from the roofs). It is better to walk in the snow next to the road, if it is not too deep or on old leaves.
Always keep your hands free, do not put them in your pockets - if you fall, you simply will not have time to pull them out. By swinging your arms, you can better maintain your balance. Try not to carry heavy bags with long handles, they will greatly shift the center of balance.
Step on the entire sole entirely, do not raise your legs high, this is the very case when it is better to shuffle your feet. Every second, be prepared to fall (but hope, of course, to pass without incident), relax your knees and look straight down.
Drive very carefully on freshly fallen snow. Anything can be under it - both ice and sidewalk.