In a city area, studs actually create a new type of road dust that settles on everything near the highways.
Some keys to driving in the snow
- gradual is better then sharp. This applies to gas, brakes, and turning
- approach all corners and intersections as if you had to avoid an accident
- always give yourself plenty of stopping distance - its perfectly find to coast/slow/coast/slow/stop to an intersection. Don't think of braking as something you do in one step when approaching intersections or turns.
The hardest part is dealing with what you need to do there - which is control speed on hills.. going up and down. Often, there simply is no other way except momentum to get up a hill.
Just be sure to give yourself plenty of stopping distance.. do it in multiple steps.. and don't drive 'gas/brake/gas' like many idiots do. They think unless they are accelerating, they must be braking. You can coast too!
Remember... traction is required for all changes in direction... that means stopping/starting/turning. So remember when you do two of those at the same time you have less traction for each then if you did them individually.