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.
Although it's a given that you have to pay attention while driving, the beginning of the school year brings with it a different set of circumstances. Some schools are already back in session which means buses are out on the roads; and roads will become more congested before and after school hours, which are also major general commute times.
Now that warmer weather has arrived in the Northeast, people are taking advantage of the ability to move activities outdoors. Young and older people are using their bicycles for commuting to work or school, or just going out for a few hours of touring to enjoy the sights.