Winter Storms: Tips for Drivers

Winter Storms: Tips for Drivers

Be ready for hazardous road conditions this winter season by taking safety extra precautions!

Winterize your car:

  • Check your antifreeze, battery, and windshield wiper fluid.
  • Keep tires properly inflated and check the treads.
  • Make sure your headlights, taillights, and flashers work.
  • Keep at least a half of a tank of gas in your car at all times.

Expect the unexpected:

  • Avoid sudden stops. Be careful when accelerating or stopping a vehicle on icy roads or hills.
  • Drive slowly. Don''t tailgate and slow down on bridges which may be icy.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on ice and slippery surfaces.
  • Allow extra time as wet and icy conditions often cause traffic delays.
  • Keep an emergency travel kit. Include items such as blankets, jumper cables, a shovel, a flashlight, salt, fares, and other emergency supplies.

Be sure to review your insurance coverage to make sure you are covered for damage to vehicles from falling ice and tree limbs!

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