Winter weather with cold temperatures, snow, and ice, requires drivers to take some precautions. Being proactive can save your life. This includes utilizing new safety technology, a charged battery, knowing how to react when skidding, checking your tires regularly, as well as bringing along an emergency kit, which includes necessary tools and provisions.
- It’s important to be prepared during this time of year, so be sure to keep an emergency kit in your car that contains such necessities as an ice pick; a snow shovel and brush; a basic tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers and a wrench
- Finally, make sure your emergency kit contains booster cables and is well stocked with first-aid essentials and nonperishable food items, like granola and energy bars, water, warning flares and reflective triangles
- Slick surfaces typically require a longer stopping distance, so keep a greater-than-usual distance between your car and other vehicles.
“Your tires are your main connection to the road, so be sure they are inflated properly.”