WINTER DRIVING TIPS!

Dated: February 18 2021

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While winter weather is still on the horizon, and media coverage on all the road accidents across the country due to inclement weather - sharing some relevant driving tips might be beneficial:

General Winter Driving Tips:

  • Avoid traveling along. If unavoidable, share your destination, route, and ETA with someone.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Keep informed - latest road conditions, listen to live radio.
  • Drive cautiously, slow, stay on major streets/highways.
  • Know your vehicle; braking system.
  • Keep your gas tank as full as possible.
  • Travel during daylight hours. 

Prior to Long Trips:

  • Battery Life.
  • Antifreeze.
  • Windshield wipers functioning & fluid full.
  • Exhaust system, heater, defrost functioning.
  • Oil level.
  • Brakes.
  • All-weather tires have sufficient tread.
  • *Some areas require vehicles to be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.

Driving Maneuvers:

When driving on snow and ice - to avoid skidding requires extra time and distance! With Anti-lock brakes, press the pedal down firmly and hold it. Without anti-lock brakes, you need to lightly pump the pedal. WHICHEVER the system - give yourself plenty of room to stop, and NEVER slam on your brakes. 

Keep in mind - even if you drive an SUV with 4-wheel drive, you may not stop any faster, or maintain control any better when you lose traction. 4-wheel drive may get you to go faster, but you won't stop any sooner!

SNOW - ICE - WET ROADS:

  • Accelerate slowly.
  • Avoid abrupt steering.
  • Merge slowly.
  • Always look farther ahead in traffic.

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