Drive like you have your grandma with you!
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.
While driving in the snow and ice it is important to keep the following facts in mind:
- Don't speed: Your car may hit black ice, which can cause you to spin out and lose control. Drive like you are driving your grandma to one of her events.
- Keep your distance: With the roads being icy and slippery, it will take longer than normal to stop, so stay back from other vehicles.
- Check your Tires: Check your tires to make sure that the thread isn't worn out so your car still has some traction.
- Keep your gas tank full: Try to make sure that your fuel doesn't go below a half tank so that if you get stuck somewhere you will be able to stay warm.
- Keep an emergency kit: Have an emergency kit in your car that has some snacks, water, extra clothes and blankets in case you get stuck so you don't freeze.
These tips can help you and your family stay safe during the winter and have a happy holiday season.