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Winter Travel Tips
Proper Winter Driving Techniques
Take into account every time you hit the road as opposed to whether or not it had rained recently. Snow, ice, and, worst of all, black ice are a constant danger and if you aren’t on the lookout, you could end up on the side of the road or worse. By employing the proper winter driving techniques, you can stay safe all winter!
Before You Drive
When you’re in a hurry, it’s tempting to forego clearing the windshield, mirrors, and lights completely. Doing so is essential to your safety and arriving at your destination safely is better than not arriving at all.
Check the weather before you leave the house to see what’s coming. If you’re heading to work, be sure to take a look at the forecast before you leave! Being prepared is an essential part to winter driving.
Keep emergency supplies, like extra clothes, blankets, and a flashlight with extra batteries, easily accessible in your car. Doing so can help you wait out the cold in case of an emergency and you need assistance.
Leave plenty of room in case you need to stop suddenly. You can’t see ahead of the car in front of you and you never know how they’ll react.
Avoid using cruise control. A simple tap of the breaks to deactivate the system could cause you to slide and lose control.
Keep in mind that while four-wheel drive will get you moving, it doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to stop. Trucks and vans also take longer to stop in winter weather so be sure to take that into account.
Last, but not least, slow down and pay attention! You aren’t the only one on the road and keeping your eyes open is the best way to avoid an accident