Driving in the mountains is a challenge for most people who are used to traveling on straight and narrow highways. Mountain roads are grossly different than what urbanites are used to. Many times they are barely big enough for two cars – sometimes only one car can fit. The conditions of mountain roads are difficult to predict, especially during the winter. Winter time is a dangerous period for inexperienced mountain drivers to brave the mountain roads. There is often snow, sleet, hail and both mud and rock slides. These are conditions that you are rarely able to hear about beforehand, and many times a road can remain blocked for months at a time. There is also the possibility of wildfire closing off certain highways during the summer. When it comes to driving in the mountains, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you ever get into an accident.