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Winter Driving Refresher: 7 Tips for Winter Driving

October 28th, 2013  |  Insurance

The day of the first snowfall is often mired with fender benders and car accidents. It seems as though drivers have forgotten how to drive amid winter road conditions. It happens every year and for this reason, we have put together a list of winter driving tips to serve as a refresher.

When the snow starts to fall this year, keep these tips in mind to reduce the number of accidents that occur with the first snow fall of the season.

  1. Slow down and adjust your speed for the road conditions
  2. Give the drivers in front of you some extra space, avoid following too closely
  3. Avoid side streets if there is a lot of snow – you are more likely to get stuck on roads that are not plowed
  4. Signal each time you make a change in direction – and make sure that you signal early to let other drivers know of your intentions
  5. Make sure your wiper blades are working correctly before it starts to snow
  6. Focus on the road – eliminate distractions such as your phone or other things like eating and drinking while driving. Keep your eyes on the road at all times
  7. Check the traffic and weather report to identify the best route to get you to your destination

If the weather is really poor and if you are ill prepared to drive in these conditions, consider staying home and waiting until the snow plows clear the road.

Are you ready for the winter driving season ahead? 

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