Plan Ahead and Slow Down

Driving in winter can be challenging.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • Don’t use cruise control when driving on any slippery road.

If you are driving in the snow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly.  This is the best method to regain traction and/or avoid skids.
  • The normal dry-pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds in the snow to provide the distance you might need to stop.

Source:  AAA