Driving in a Winter Wonderland

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Driving in a Winter Wonderland

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] While walking in a winter wonderland is festive, driving in one presents a host of safety hazards — even for the most seasoned driver. Here are some tips to stay safe this winter and all year long.

Be Prepared – Before heading out, be sure your car is stocked with the proper supplies in the event of an accident or breakdown. Especially during the wet, cold winter, a blanket, a change of clothes, gloves, a flashlight (with extra batteries), flares, jumper cables, water and snacks are essential items to have on board.

Drive Slower – Even for an expert, driving is more dangerous during winter months. It’s important to take your time, driving much slower than usual to maneuver wet, snowy or icy roads. And be sure to keep extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, so you’ll have plenty of time to stop.

Put Safety First – Besides the fact that you should ALWAYS wear your seatbelt, you should also check the weather report before you get on the road. It may be better to skip the trip than end up in a bad accident because of dangerous road conditions.

Stay safe out there!
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90 Days of Winter

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Don’t forget Safety’s 90 Days of Winter program is in full swing! Remember to watch out for slips, trips and falls during this high-risk season.

If your location is hosting a contest around employees’ winter safety streak, send us your pics – BlueNation@RepublicServices.com.
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