Roadside Safety | Driving In Winter Weather

If you must drive in inclement winter weather conditions, know how to handle your car.

When the condition of the roads are poor, or course the best policy is to stay off the roads. Once the streets have been cleared, there are still several steps you can take to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

  • Drive slower – leave early rather than being tempted to speed.
  • Be gentle with your brakes. This will help you avoid skidding.
  • If your wheels lock, remove your foot slowly from the brake.
  • Give yourself at least three times more room for slowing down and braking.
  • Clear your lights and windows before driving.
  • Drive with your lights on so other drivers can see you better


We’ll continue with more tips in the next part of the series.

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