In many areas of the country, inclement weather can occur year-round. Regardless of where and when you drive, heed these safety precautions for bad weather driving!
- Slow down. Put extra distance between your vehicle and the cars ahead of you.
- Wear your seat belt at all times and make sure all children ages 12 and under are seated in the back seat.
- Keep your headlights, taillights and windshield clean, and your wipers in good condition.
- Keep your headlights on while driving. Don’t use your brights because snow and fog can reflect back into your eyes.
- In an emergency situation, don’t slam on the brakes. The wheels could lock, causing you to skid.
- If your car does start to slide on a frosty road, turn your wheels into the direction of the slide, and then straighten out.
- Be extra cautious when driving over bridges and dips in the road. They could present dangerous “black ice” driving conditions.