Driving on Anza’s muddy roads requires special skills

It can be easy to get stuck and slip in slushy mud on Anza’s and Aguanga’s rural roads, even with four-wheel drive. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
With the rains of winter having arrived in recent weeks, local driving experts share some dirt road lore gleaned from years of experience and a lot of literally driving around on ice, mud, snow and sand.When the unpaved roads are saturated with an inch or two of rain water they become slippery and sloppy. Veteran drivers say to try to drive in the middle of the road, move slowly and avoid jerky steering movements. In the event that the vehicle begins to slide, it is much less likely to end up in the ditch by traveling in the center of the roadway. This gives the driver room to counter the skid. If you find yourself sliding, steer in the direction of the slide to regain control of the vehicle. This technique becomes instinctive with practice.If road conditions get really difficult,
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