12 Dec Get Ready for Winter Traveling with These Driving and Safety Tips (Part 2)
As a continuation of Get Ready for Winter Traveling with These Driving and Safety Tips (Part 1), the following discusses some additional winter driving safety tips that can help motorists minimize their chances of getting into traffic accidents this winter season.
Winter Driving Safety Tip #2 – Prepare a Safety Kit to Keep in Your Vehicle
Regardless of whether you have your car in tip-top shape for the winter and you drive as safely as possible, you may still get in a fender bender and be stuck on the side of the road due to other negligent drivers, poor roadway conditions or adverse weather conditions. When this occurs, it will be essential that you have certain items with you to either help you get your car running again or to help keep you safe while you wait for assistance.
These items can be compiled into a plastic tote or other container and can serve as your winter driving safety kit, which you can keep in the trunk of your vehicle so that it is readily accessible when or if you need it. Some of the specific items that will be important to keep in this safety kit include the following:
- Jumper cables, tire chains and tow straps
- Flares or reflectors
- Ice scraper and snow brush
- A flashlight with working batteries
- A first aid kit
- A blanket and other items to stay warm without running your vehicle (such as a hat, gloves, chemical hand heaters, etc.)
- A jug of water and nonperishable snacks (like energy bars or canned food).
For information regarding how drivers should brush up their skills for winter driving, be sure to read the upcoming Part 3 of this blog.
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