When the snow starts to fall, driving can become especially difficult and dangerous. If you are heading out on the road in winter weather, here are three winter safety tips for drivers to help keep you and your passenger safe.
1. Plan Ahead
One of the most important things you can do when driving in the wintertime is simply to go slow. Give yourself extra time to get where you need to be, give yourself plenty of following distance between other vehicles, and go below the speed limit, as speed limits are intended for when roads are dry and clear.
2. Pay Attention
Paying attention is always crucial when driving, but especially in times of inclement weather. Be aware of your surroundings and watch other vehicles closely. Make sure that your windows are clear of snow and ice so that you have plenty of visibility.
3. Be Prepared
In case you slide off the road, get stuck, or get involved in an accident, it is important to be prepared. You should have an emergency kit in your car, as well as blankets and snacks just in case. You should also have a number for a tow service in your phone or written down so that you can call and get help if you need it.
In addition to these tips, it is important to remember to always wear your seat belt when driving—and to make sure your passengers wear their seatbelts too. To learn more about winter safety tips for drivers, call Empire Towing at 503-389-8869.