A good idea to gear down into Neutral while approaching all these innumerable slippery corners and turnoffs. This added braking effect beyond regular braking adds an extra step of protection against out-of-control sliding, especially on a quick light change or the need for a sudden stop. You heard it here first.
Oh, and don’t forget to drive through yellow lights when someone is on your tail under conditions like these. Better to be safe than run into from behind.