Safety Spotlight: Winter Driving
The winter months are here and maintaining safety, especially on the roads during snowy days, is critically important. Read below for three winter driving safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
1. Prevent a bad situation from getting worse:
If you're involved in an accident, try to pull your vehicle off the road and use hazard lights, flares, reflectors or flashlights to warn other drivers. STAY OFF THE ROAD, dial 911, and wait for the police to arrive. These actions can help prevent multi-vehicle crashes in winter weather.
2. Avoid risky driving behavior:
Always avoid risky behavior such as texting or phone calls, speeding or drug/alcohol use. These activities are always dangerous, but the risk is much higher in winter weather.
3. Wear your seatbelt:
Accidents happen more frequently with wet and icy roads. Always wear your seatbelt to ensure everyone in your vehicle does the same, including young children in proper car seats.