As lights start going up on the trees and carols start playing, this means two things for most drivers; more people on the roadways, and winter driving is upon us again. When winter first starts, everyone is cautious, gives each other enough space and let other people in when merging. As the season progresses, people become less and less likely to be accommodating and go back to their summer driving habits. There are some things that should be kept in mind while driving during the winter, but one of the most important is to allow more space between you and the car in front of you while driving.
Between Thanksgiving and January 1st, we do an awful lot of travelling, gifting, decorating and socializing. What a lot of us don't think about is how we can maximize the bright sparkling lights of the holiday season while at the same time minimizing several specific hazards that go hand-in-hand with this time of year.
You know that feeling you get when you walk outside and breathe in, then realize your nostrils are sticking together? How about when you wake up and see that the prior day's rain has frozen all over the place? Ah yes, this sounds like the ever familiar seasons we call fall and winter. This is a time where shovels, brushes and blowers are the tool of choice in garages and sheds all over! It sounds easy when we need to prepare and manage snow and ice; however it is not that simple. There has to be awareness to ourselves that this is a battle that can be unexpected, unruly and downright intense!
As the weather cools down, people will start seeing their breath outside and covering up their faces in the cold. What people may not realize is how important it is to protect their respiratory system from simple things like the cold and other environmental concerns. As a result, they are more lenient on the regulations they choose to follow.