As the cold sets in the and rain and snow start to blow, it's important to take steps to stay safe out there on the roadways. Remember this tips to keep yourself and your passengers safer this winter driving season:
- Take it slow. In good weather, following the speed limit isn't a problem, but the minute the roads become wet or icy, driving too quickly can send your car into a spin as your wheels lose traction on the pavement. Give yourself extra time to get to work and school. It's better to arrive late and safe than end up in a car accident.
- Leave more room. In normal conditions, you can follow the car ahead of you with a car length in between or with three to four seconds between you. In bad weather, increase that distance to a couple of car lengths or eight to ten seconds. You want to have plenty of room to react to road hazards and come to a stop if you need to.
- Winterize your car. Make sure that your windshield wipers are functioning properly and that you have plenty of washer fluid. And check those tires. Bald tires on icy roads are a recipe for disaster. Make sure you have good tread to get you where you need to go.
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