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Driving in winter weather conditions can be hazardous. Unless an emergency has occurred, it’s always best to stay off the roads. If you must drive, allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
Here are a few tips for driving in winter weather:
- Plan ahead. If you expect bad weather, run your errands ahead of time.
- Plan the safest route if you have to make trip.
- Allow extra time for your trip.
- Let people know where you are going and when you expect to get there.
- Make sure your vehicle is up-to-date with maintenance. Good quality, all-weather tires and working wipers are a must.
- Slow down, especially when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas. Do not use cruise control.
- Leave extra space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Don’t crowd the plow. Always leave extra space between your vehicle and snow plows.
- If you are involved in a traffic crash, move to a safe location if possible.
Watch the video below for more safety tips from Police Chief Bob Pavelchik.