Safety Tips for Driving On Snow and Ice

cold weather on roads I wanted to share some safety tips for driving on snow and ice since Winter is coming soon! Here in Kansas we have a lot of snow and ice that hits up throughout the colder months! One year we had 16 inches in like a weeks time, which was outrageous! We normally don’t get that much at one time! Adam and I went out and built a fort and played around like we did as kids, it was a lot of fun! Good memory to look back on!

Anyway if you live in a state that gets snow or rain and it freezes, this might be for you. Here are some great tips for when you are driving in the winter weather this season.

Accelerate and Decelerate Slowly: If their is snow or ice on the roads your vehicle can slip and you could lose control easily. Make sure to pay attention and go a bit slower. Take more time to slow down before a stop sign or turn, as you could slip and slide very easily!

Eight to Ten Following Distance: The rule of thumb is three to four seconds on following distance between cars on the road, but in bad weather it should increase to eight to ten seconds.

Check Brakes: It is always good to get your whole car inspected before the winter months to ensure all is good. But, for sure get your brakes looked over, you want to make sure they are in tip top shape.

Don’t Stop Going Up A Hill: If you are driving up a hill try not to stop half way up. You might get stuck or start sliding down the hill when you try to get moving again. If you can find another route that doesn’t have a hill that is a best option.

Good Tires: Make sure your tires are good, they need to have some good tread on them! If your tire doesn’t have much tread left it will make you spin more and swerve around. I learned that the hard way when I was a teen!

Stay at Home: If you don’t have to get out, then just stay home. If you know a storm is coming make sure to do errands before hand and then you don’t have to get out! We do this from time to time, because wrecks can happen very easily when the roads are slick.

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