Picking up from 10 General Winter Driving Safety Tips That Save Lives (Part 1), here are the final four driving safety tips that all motorists should keep in mind and follow this winter season in order to reduce their chances of getting into traffic accidents and/or keep them safe if their vehicle breaks down.
- Tip 4 – Be careful on infrequently traveled roads: When driving on bridges, back roads and other roadways that may be infrequently traveled, be especially careful to go slower, read all posted signage and drive defensively. Infrequently traveled roads can be particularly dangerous during the wintertime, as they are usually the last roads to get plowed, salted, etc.
- Tip 5 – Leave plenty of headway: Because it will automatically take a longer amount of time to slow and stop your car when the roads are icy and snowy, make sure that you leave plenty of room between your car and the vehicles you are following. This will not only give you plenty of time to stop your car when approaching red lights, stop signs, etc., but it will also give you enough warning if any cars that you may be following have to suddenly slam on their brakes (because, for example, they are avoiding objects in the road or the driver in the vehicle in front of them has slammed on the brakes).
- Tip 6 – Know your car’s limitations: Understanding what your car cannot handle is important because it can inform you when it’s not safe to drive. If you don’t know your car’s limitations, then always err on the side of caution and don’t take your vehicle out.
- Tip 7 – Keep a winter safety kit in your car: Having a winter safety kit in your car can be crucial to helping you get your car running again (if it breaks down) or to keeping you and your family safe if you have to wait for help in very cold conditions. Here’s thorough list of what such safety kits should include.
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