Our first snow of the season makes it clear that winter is on our doorstep. The winter scenery is always a beautiful sight, but the hazardous travel that comes with snow and ice on the roads and be a bit tough to maneuver for many. Yes we are from New England and very much used to the road hazards that come with the arrival of winter, but sometimes we forget how cautious we need to be.
Road conditions during the winter season are can be more difficult, including snow pack roads and ice. Here are few tips to remember when headed out on the road during the winter season.
Slow and Steady
- Don’t be in a rush to get to your destination.
- Give yourself extra time when traveling.
- Speed on slick roads results in accidents.
- Make sure you keep your headlights on when traveling in snowy conditions
- Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you for extra stopping time
- Keep a full tank of gas
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle
- Always keep a blanket, snow shovel and ice scrapper in your vehicle
Remember 4-wheel drive is helpful, but that does not mean you can’t skid on ice. Don’t be over confident in your driving just because your vehicle has 4-wheel drive.
The best advice to remember is use caution and common sense when driving during the winter months. If the roads look bad, don’t talk the chance. Wait till the plows have cleared the roads before heading out. Keep in mind these few tips listed to make your travel a safe one.
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