With snow on the way tonight and tomorrow, we wanted to remind you of a few tips for keeping it safe on the road:

  • Clear off windows, mirrors and roof before you leave.  When you brake, snow on top can slide forward and cover your windshield.
  • Brush snow off your headlights and taillights, so you have the best light on the road and other drivers can see you.
  • Make sure you have plenty of windshield washer fluid and keep your gas tank full.
  • Cut your speed and leave more space between you and the vehicle ahead.  A rule of thumb is 8 to 10 seconds for a good following distance depending on your tire tread, weight of your car, amount of snow on road, and visibility conditions.  You may want even more!
  • Avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes.  Brake gently to avoid skidding or sliding. 
  • If you find yourself in a skid, a general piece of advice is to let up on the gas and steer in the direction you want your front tires to go
  • Never use cruise control in snow or when there’s a chance of ice.  It can cause your tires to spin faster when you hit a slick spot and then fishtail your vehicle when the tires regain traction.

Simply take your time and give driving your undivided attention.  Be safe!

Winter Driving

Posted 4:43 PM

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