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Q: What Should I Do to Prepare for Winter Driving?

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Here are some winter driving tips everyone should follow before hitting the road this winter season:

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

ICE AND SNOW, TAKE IT SLOW

  • Reduce your speed
  • Reduce your speed (so important we’re saying it twice)
  • Increase your following distance
  • Give yourself more time to get where you’re going
  • Buckle up – as always
  • Avoid quick stops, starts and turns
  • Use gradual movements to help you stay in control
  • Travel BELOW the speed limit – the posted speed limit is for dry roads – if it’s wet, snowy or icy, you should be traveling BELOW the speed limit

SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES 

  • Scan ahead so you are aware of what’s going on
  • Slow down BEFORE you approach emergency vehicles
  • Move over a lane if it is safe and clear to do so
  • Look where you want to go, not at the crash
  • Watch this video to see what the consequences of not moving over can be

PACK YOUR EMERGENCY KIT

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