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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winter Driving

We haven't had a lot of practice driving in the snow this winter, so with the possibility of some significant snowfall over the next 24 hours, here are a few tips:

  • Drive slowly because accelerating, stopping and turning all take longer on snow-covered roads.
  • Leave more distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you, giving yourself at least 10 seconds to come to a complete stop.
  • Avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes.
  • Do not activate your cruise control when driving on a slippery surface.
  • Be careful when driving over bridges, as well as roadways rarely exposed to sunlight - they are often icy when other areas are not.
  • Monitor the weather conditions at your destination before beginning your trip. If conditions look as though they are going to be too hazardous, just stay home.