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10 Tips for Safe Driving in Winter Weather

Follow these 10 tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for safe driving in winter weather:
  • Be sure to fill your windshield wiper fluid reservoir and keep an extra supply in the car.
  • Be sure electric vehicle batteries are fully charged; they lose power more quickly in the cold.
  • Keep extra distance between yourself and other cars. For antilock brakes, apply steady pressure; for non-antilock brakes, gently pump the brakes.
  • In the event of a skid, ease off the gas but DO NOT BRAKE until the car is under control. Carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go.
  • Keep abrasive material (like sand) in the car to use for extra traction if the car gets stuck.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze up.
  • Properly inflate your tires.
  • If stranded, tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna or put it in the window to alert rescuers. In the dark, keep the dome light on, if possible.
  • Accelerate slowly to improve traction.
  • Try to avoid stopping fully in icy conditions and do not stop when driving up hill.

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