- Stay on well-traveled roads if possible.
- Check weather and road conditions along your route before traveling.
- Drive with headlights on.
- Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and others.
- When driving on ice or snow, allow plenty of room to stop and start.
- Do not use cruise control on slick highways.
- A four-wheel drive vehicle has no more traction on ice than any other type of vehicle.
- Keep your gas tank full to prevent the gas line from freezing and to maximize traction on slick roads.
- Be sure all windows, lights, mirrors and license plates are free of snow.
- Keep some emergency items in your car at all times, including an ice scraper/snow brush, first aid kit, jumper cables, a flashlight and a warm blanket.
- If you have a cell phone, bring it.
- If you can afford to purchase chains, do so.
- Let others know about your route and your expected arrival time.
- Always wear your seat belt.
Avoid driving in poor weather conditions whenever possible.