Keeping a winter safety kit in your car is one essential winter driving safety tip that can keep you and your family safe this winter season.
Piggybacking 6 General Tips for Driving Safety This Winter (Part 1), here are two more winter driving safety tips. It’s important to point out that following these tips can be critical to avoiding car accidents in the winter and, in turn, saving lives.
- Winter Driving Safety Tip 3: Keep a safety kit in your car – During the winter, it’s common that cars get stuck in the snow, ice and snow piles up on windshields and other winter conditions affect how vehicles run. Keeping a winter safety kit in the trunk of your car can be vital to helping you get your car out of snow, preparing it to drive during winter weather and even potentially getting your car running again (if, for example, you keep jumper cables in your winter driving safety kit and your vehicle’s battery dies).While you can buy prepackaged winter driving safety kits at auto parts stores, you can also easily assemble your own. Regardless of whether you make or buy these kits, make sure that you keep one in every vehicle your family drives (so you don’t have to or forget to move it from car to car before each trip).
- Winter Driving Safety Tip 4: Obey all traffic laws – While it’s always advisable to obey all traffic laws in order to avoid car accidents, avoid getting tickets, etc., it’s especially important to do so during the winter when adverse weather conditions can impair your (or other drivers’ abilities) to drive safely. This means that, while you should stop at red lights, obey speed limits and generally obey all traffic signage, you should also not drink and drive and put your cellphone down when driving to minimize potential driving distractions.
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