Driving in snowy conditions can be extremely hazardous for all. But winter driving in mountainous regions or rugged terrain can present unique challenges that can make it particularly dangerous. Depending on where you’re heading or driving, you may be faced with winding roads, ice, snow and unpredictable traffic .
During this winter season, it’s particularly critical to be situationally aware on the road. Especially when sharing the road with truck drivers in order to help keep the road safe for everyone. We’re here to help fill you in on all the do’s and dont’s of the road. Read up on our essential tips for safe winter driving to keep you and your loved ones safe.
1. Don’t allow yourself to be easily distracted. Distractions can come at a great cost. Chances are that distraction can wait.
2. Don’t speed. Speeding and inclement weather do not mix. Make sure to drive at safe speed at all times.
3. Don’t be an aggressive driver. Driving in icy conditions can cause stress for many people and adding an aggressive driver to the equation can make the situation worse. Be mindful of the road and everyone in it. If you’re faced with an aggressive driver do not give into their behavior. More often than not reacting to an aggressive driver will only worsen the situation.
4. Leave unprepared. Being well equipped for emergencies is a must at any time of the year, however, it is absolutely essential to be prepared for road emergencies during the winter. Accidents can happen at any moment and being well prepared can save you a lot of stress and hassles down the road. Whether it be a wreck that causes a huge traffic jam, road closure or car malfunctions make sure you have a plan for these events. Check out our list below for must haves for this winter season that can keep you safe and prepared.
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