Winter Driving Tips

Like it or not, winter is coming and preparing to drive in adverse conditions is important. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help staff deal with an emergency. It is important to remember the “Three P’s of Safe Winter Driving”; Prepare for the trip, Protect yourself and Prevent crashes on the road. To stay safe and on the road during inclement weather, experts advise keeping vehicles in top condition with frequent safety checks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that “failure to keep in proper lane or running off the road” and “driving too fast for conditions” are the two most frequent driver behaviors causing winter accidents. The NHTSA urges drivers to: check your battery, check your cooling system, fill your windshield washer reservoir, check windshield wipers and defrosters, check floor mat installation to prevent pedal interference, inspect your tires and stay vigilant while driving. Winter Driving Tips are available in the Online Resource Library and the NHTSA has additional recommendations; read more HERE.

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