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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:01 PM
Insurance Erie PA

Winter Weather is coming and Snow, slush or icy roads are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes.  Here are a few simple steps to help prevent you from becoming one of the statistics.

 

 

  • Preparing Your Vehicle:
    • Make sure your car is stocked with a winter driving survival kit, including an ice scraper, a snow shovel and sand or road salt.
    • Check your tires and determine if they will provide safe traction.
    • Keep your fuel tank above half full.
  • Watching the Weather:
    • Monitor road and weather conditions by checking local news stations or Internet traffic and weather sites.
  • Driving in Winter Conditions:
    • Before you leave, take time to clear snow and ice off your car, including your windows, mirrors, lights, reflectors, hood, roof and trunk.
    • Drive with headlights on
    • Remember that speed limits are meant for dry roads, not roads covered in snow and ice. Reduce your speed.
  • Breaking Down or Getting Stuck:
    • If you are unexpectedly caught in a snowstorm and are stranded or get stuck in snow, if your car is safely out of harm’s way, stay in your car and wait for help.
    • You can run the car heater to stay warm for 10 minutes every hour, but first, make sure your exhaust pipe is clear of snow.

The HMM Team wishes all a safe and happy winter season!

   


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