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90 Days of Winter Safety: Stay Safe in Icy Conditions

Winter weather conditions can pose significant challenges for drivers, requiring extra caution and preparedness. Safe is our top priority and it extends to everything we do – in all seasons! As temperatures drop and snow and ice cover the roads, here are essential tips for safe winter driving.

  1. Slow Down: Reduce your speed and increase your following distances. This gives you more time to react to unexpected situations and prevents skidding on slippery roads.
  2. Clear Visibility: Ensure all windows, lights and mirrors are clear of snow and ice before starting your journey. Good visibility is crucial.
  3. Brake Carefully: Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), apply steady pressure and let the system do its job.
  4. Emergency Kit: Keep a winter emergency kit in your vehicle, including items like blankets, a flashlight, extra clothing, non-perishable snacks, and a first aid kit.
  5. Stay Focused: Avoid distractions while driving, such as using a mobile phone. Concentrate on the road to react quickly to changing conditions.
  6. Defensive Driving: Stay clear of other drivers and maintain a safe distance in case you need to brake or turn to avoid an accident.
  7. Remember the Tough Spots: You must remember where icy roads tend to occur. Bridges and intersections are common places. Also: wherever water runs across the road.

By following these guidelines, drivers can navigate winter weather safely and reduce the risk of accidents. Stay tuned for more winter safety tips coming soon!