Regardless of your driving skills or vehicle preparation there are some winter conditions that can’t be conquered and it’s best to stay home until the roads are clear of snow and ice.  If you find yourself hitting the road during adverse conditions, consider these tips.  

10 Tips to Stay Safe on Your Journey:

  • Keep your tires in good condition and properly inflated
  • Keep head and tail lights clear of snow
  • Keep your windshield washer full and have good wiper blades
  • Always have plenty of fuel in the tank
  • Get to know your anti-lock brakes and understand how to use them
  • Maintain a reasonable speed and safe following distance
  • Be aware that ramps, bridges and overpasses tend to freeze over easily
  • Too much steering can cause your tires to lose grip
  • Carry a Winter Survival Kit in your vehicle
  • The best tip for winter driving:  Sometimes it’s best to stay home!

Suggestions for a Winter Survival Kit:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Tow rope
  • Blankets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Warm Clothing
  • Sand or Kitty Litter
  • Shovel
  • Windshield Scraper
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Simple Tool Kit
  • Bottled Water and Non-Perishable Food