Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Growing up in 4-season I was frequent visitor to abounded airstrip, where fire department used to spray water on for winter training.
No tires can help you much on ice, unless you have metal spikes in them, what is not legal on US roads. I think investing in some winter practice is the best bed. The skills may not stay sharp without annual training, but general instincts stay.
Even 20 years without winter driving I reacted properly while skidding on water puddle.