THREE WINTER SAFETY DRIVING TIPS
Driving in the wintertime can be scary and hazardous, but there are ways you can handle those roads more effectively. Here are three winter safety driving tips to help keep you safe on frosty roads.
Give yourself plenty of time to get wherever you need to go, and go slow. Don’t try to accelerate quickly, and gently apply the brakes when you need to. Roads that are icy and slick are hard to maneuver, and you need that extra time to operate your vehicle effectively and get to your destination safely.
GIVE YOURSELF SPACE
As everything goes slower on slick roads, you should also try and get as much space between other cars as you can. Following closely may only get you in trouble if the cars in front of you stop short. Giving yourself plenty of space can give you enough time to stop safely in case the vehicles around you stop suddenly.
TRY NOT TO STOP
Stopping is the hardest part on wintry roads. Give yourself enough space to keep your car moving slowly until a stoplight changes so that you don’t need to stop your vehicle. You may also want to consider driving a different route so that you can avoid areas with lots of stoplights.
If you get stuck or break down on a wintry road, don’t try and tackle the problem yourself. Call a tow truck to get you the help you need. To learn more winter safety driving tips, contact Save Tow at 925-820-6304.