18 January 2012 ~ 2 Comments

5 Tips for Safe Driving this Winter

When a winter storm hits, it’s always best to stay off the roads. However, we realize that’s not always possible. So if you must venture out in less-than-ideal driving conditions this winter, please keep these tips in mind:

1. Slow Down. Decrease your speed and allow three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.Driving-on-Icy-Roads

2. Don’t Pass Snow Plows. The drivers are focused on cleaning the roads to make them safer for you to drive — so the road in front of them is likely worse than what’s behind them. Plus they have limited visibility, so passing isn’t a safe idea.

3. Turn Into the Skid. If your rear tires begin to skid, let off the accelerator. If the tires skid left, turn the wheel left, and vice versa.

4. Use Your Headlights. This increases visibility to other drivers, so don’t be afraid to turn on your lights even if it’s daytime.

5. Remember: 4-Wheel Drive Doesn’t Mean You’re Invincible. Even all-terrain vehicles can encounter trouble on wintery roads. Always drive with caution!

As you’re out on the roads this winter, make sure you have prepared your car for the weather. Include a preparedness kit and a safety radio like one of the TurboDyne series!

A big thanks to weather.com for providing some of these tips!

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2 Responses to “5 Tips for Safe Driving this Winter”

  1. bus charters Los Angeles 3 February 2012 at 7:32 am Permalink

    It’s true, some people think that they are invincible when inside their vehicles, especially a 4×4 car. However, what makes individuals mighty is proper attitude and being responsible when safety is a concern. Being safe and secure are two things that can make drivers and their passengers a-OK.

  2. taxi cabs Oakland 8 March 2012 at 10:30 am Permalink

    Driving during the winter season can really be dangerous since we are prone to accidents. These safety tips you have shared are really a great help to ensure everyone’s safety while driving during this season. Thank you for sharing a very informative article.

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