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.