Winter Driving Safety Tips for Treacherous Weather Conditions

winter driving

  1. Start Clean: Completely clear snow and ice off your windows, lights, windshield, and top of your car. This way you can avoid hitting cars behind you with huge patches of snow, which puts them in danger. Keeping your windshield clean from ice and snow is extremely important in harsh weather conditions! When you don’t have a clear view of the road ahead of you, you are drastically increasing your risk of getting into an accident.

  2. Put Your Lights On: Before heading out, turn your lights on to increase visibility.

  3. Slow Down: Remember, posted speed limits are for dry pavement. Decrease your speed significantly when on icy and snowy roads.

  4. Look Ahead of You: Watch the traffic well-ahead for extra reaction time. Keep your distance to allow for safe stopping!

  5. Stay Away: Stay well-behind maintenance vehicles like snowplows and sand trucks. Never pass them – they are there to help you!

  6. Pick a Lane: Stop swerving in and out of lanes. It’s dangerous in treacherous weather conditions. There is usually a snow ridge between the lanes that could cause you to swerve and lose control.

  7. Brake Early to Avoid Skidding: It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.

  8. Watch for Signs: Watch for signs alerting you or slippery bridges and other areas prone to freezing.

  9. Stay in Control: Never use cruise control or overdrive in wintery conditions.

  10. Avoid Making Assumptions: Do not assume that your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive vehicles encounter trouble on winter roads.

 

Take it slow and take it safe this winter!

Source: EHS Today

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

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