10 Dec Get Ready for Winter Traveling with These Driving and Safety Tips (Part 1)
With the freezing temperatures of winter upon us, the roadway conditions are far from ideal, as even the lightest rain can create icy roads and, in turn, significantly increase the chances that serious car accidents with occur. What can make matters worse than winter road conditions are the facts that:
- Drivers cannot control the actions of other motorists on the roadways.
- In some cases, these other motorists may be intoxicated, fatigued, distracted or inexperienced.
- The impaired or inexperienced nature of other drivers can cause or worsen winter car accidents.
Given these facts, it’s crucial that all motorists who plan to be driving regularly during the winter season, as well as those who may be driving long distances or who may be traveling to and driving in particularly cold climates, familiarize themselves with winter driving safety tips so that they can stay as safe as possible this winter season.
Winter Driving Safety Tip #1 – Prepare Your Vehicle
The first and possibly most important winter driving safety tips is that drivers should make sure that their vehicles are safe and ready to travel in unfavorable winter conditions. Specifically, this involves checking various parts of the car to ensure they are working properly.
Before taking your car out in winter weather, make sure that you thoroughly inspect your vehicle (or pay a professional to do so) to ensure that all of the car’s major systems and equipment are working as they should. This inspection should include looking at the car’s:
- ignition and fuel systems
- transmission system
- brake system
- tires, lights
- heater/defroster, etc.
If any of these systems or pieces of equipment is not working or looks like it is about to fail, make sure to get it replaced before driving the vehicle in winter weather conditions.
For additional winter driving safety tips that can reduce your risk of car accidents this winter season, be sure to read our upcoming Part 2 of this blog.
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