HOW TO PREPARE FOR
~Plan your driving in advance.
~Avoid driving when fatigued.
~Check weather conditions for your travel route before you
~Allow for extra driving time so you aren't rushing.
~Inform someone of your route and planned arrival time.
and comfortable clothing.
~Warm up your vehicle BEFORE driving off. It reduces moisture condensing
on the inside of the windows.
~NEVER warm up your vehicle in a closed garage.
~Remove snow and ice from your vehicle. It helps to see and, equally important,
to be seen.
~Bring a cell phone if you have one but do not leave it in the car as the battery will freeze.
HOW TO DRIVE IN WINTER WEATHER:
~Buckle up while you are driving.
~SLOW DOWN! Posted speed limits are for ideal travel conditions.
~Be alert. Black ice will make a road look shiny.
~Reduce your speed when approaching snowy intersections.
headlights on. This makes your vehicle more visible.
~Keep a large
distance between vehicles.
~Steer with smooth and precise movements.
~Be aware of bridges which are usually icier.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU START TO SKID:
~Above all DO NOT PANIC!
~Steer in the direction you want your vehicle to go.
~DO NOT BRAKE!
WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET STUCK OR STRANDED IN THE SNOW:
and over-exposure to the cold.
~If unable to shovel your car out, stay inside the car until help arrives.
~Stay in the car in blizzard conditions.
~Turn on flashing lights, set up flares or tie
bright clothing to antenna.
~Run the car engine occasionally (about 10 minutes every hour) to provide
~Ensure that the tail exhaust pipe is free of snow.
in a blanket or clothes.
~Monitor for any signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
~Do not fall asleep. If there is more than one person in the car, take turns sleeping.
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