Guidelines for a Winter of Safe Driving

  • 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.



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