Driving in winter weather can be a stressful task if you are not used to it. Below are several tips that you should practice to ensure the safety of yourself and others when you are out on those slippery roads!
1. Take it Slow
When the weather is bad, even the speed limit can be too fast. Go as slow as you feel comfortable with so you have complete control of your vehicle
2. Give Yourself Space
Make sure to leave enough space between yourself and other vehicles. If visibility is low, and you can see the tail lights of the car in front of you, you are too close!
3. Split from the Pack
Traffic often travels in “packs” and the last place you want to be is in the middle of one. Space yourself out from the larger clumps of cars to reduce the risk of accidents.
4. Plan for the Weather
Keep an eye on the weather reports, so that you know when difficult conditions are coming and you can prepare in advance.
5. Stock up on Extra Equipment
Good snow trucking gear includes chains, bungees, gloves, flashlights, winter boots, warm clothing, wash-fluid, and anti-gel.
6. Fill Your Fuel Tank
The extra weight of a full tank will keep your tires on the group and prevent slipping.
7. Use Good Judgement
If conditions seem too dangerous for you to make the trip, call it off. A missed deadline is better than an accident.
Be safe this winter season!