Winter brings all sorts of driving headaches: snow, freezing rain, below freezing temperatures and slush, which all make the roads more hazardous. To handle the hassle of winter driving and make your commute as safe as possible:
- Always wear your seatbelt and be sure children are using the proper restraint system for their age and size.
- Use extra caution in areas that ice up quickly, especially bridges and overpasses. Other areas of primary concern include intersections and shaded areas.
- Get in the habit of regularly checking weather reports on TV or online so you can prepare for bad weather.
- On severe weather days, schools and workplaces might close or delay opening.
Consider staying at home if you do not need to be on the road. Keep an emergency kit in the trunk of your car and, at a minimum, include the following:
- First aid kit
- Portable phone charger
- Jumper cables
When you leave the house each morning, make sure your cell phone is fully charged and that your car always has at least a half-full tank of gas.
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