10 Oct Stay Safe This Winter with These Winter Driving Safety Tips (Pt. 2)
Picking up from where we left off in Stay Safe This Winter with These Winter Driving Safety Tips (Pt. 1), below we will point out some more helpful winter driving safety tips.
Winter Driving Safety Tips: What to Do While Driving
Once you have properly prepared your vehicle and yourself to take to the winter roads, here are some more winter driving safety tips to keep in mind as you are driving in less than ideal winter weather conditions:
Go slower than you usually would – Cold, wet weather conditions often lead to icy roads, which typically means that your tires will have less traction than you’re likely used to. Ultimately, this means an increased risk of skidding, which can then lead to accidents. To avoid all of this, just take it a bit slower as you drive this winter season.
- Keep more distance between your vehicle and the vehicles you follow – In line with the above tip, be more aware of maintaining more distance between your car and the car in front of yours. Providing more head room between vehicles can give you more leeway when it comes to braking, and this can make the difference between a serious rear-end collision and a near miss on icy winter roadways.
- Comply with all traffic laws – In general, try to be more conscientious about complying with all traffic laws, including stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding to the appropriate rights-of-way at all times, etc. Following traffic laws as you drive on icy winter roads can help you reduce your chances of getting into traffic accidents.
- Know how to maneuver your vehicle during skids – If driving on icy roads this winter is a real possibility for you, make sure you understand how to operate your vehicle during skids or loss of traction in order to safely regain control of it. Practicing this ahead of time can be key to properly maneuvering your vehicle to avoid car accidents if or when the time comes.
We will wrap up this discussion of essential winter driving safety tips in the conclusion to this blog series that will be published soon – don’t miss it!
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