Winter Driving − Caution Ahead
February 9, 2020
Operating a motor vehicle requires care and caution year-round. However, winter driving presents even greater challenges because of wet and icy road surfaces, longer hours of darkness and poor visibility due to snow, rain, sleet and fog. Here are a few safety tips for taking to the road during the colder months:
- Keep a safe distance when following other vehicles. It can give you more time to brake or swerve if the vehicle ahead stops suddenly.
- Accelerate and brake smoothly – avoid sudden turns and stops.
- Drive slower than usual to help avoid slips and skids.
- Allow more than enough time to get to your destination. Rushing in difficult driving conditions can lead to an accident.
- Check the fuel level in your vehicle before leaving. If you get stuck on the road, you don’t want to risk running out of gas.