Someone mentioned blipping the throttle to gauge how much traction you have.
When coming to a stop I will try to pump the brake with increasing pressure to try to lock up the wheels just slightly long before a stop. This lets me know the conditions ill be facing as I roll up to the car stopped in front of me.
It's also a good idea to slow down to almost idle and then slowly approach the intersection stop.
choose to click or forever hold your peace ;)