Connect with us

Travel

Winter Travel: Safe Driving Tips

Severe Weather Conditions

Whether you are a professional or a new driver, severe weather conditions can be not only frightening but also dangerous. Generally, if you feel unsafe and uneasy to drive in harsh weather conditions, it is better to not drive at all, but if you need really need to drive, remember to take precautions, especially if driving in the winter.

Ice and snow can not only slow down traffic, but it can also cause a lot of traffic stops and unforeseen problems which can easily lead to an accident. Furthermore, it is extremely vital that you have winter gear prepared in time as it can be very dangerous driving without proper winter tires.

Icy Roads

Winter Travel: Safe Driving Tips

Remember that you will need more time when traveling in winter, icy roads will not only slow you down significantly, but they will punish you for even the slightest of mistakes and you might end up paying with your own life, as well as endangering others. Take care and try not to be faster than ice.

Besides driving slowly, it is important to keep safe and large following distances as you can never know how slippery the ice is and when you will have to stop suddenly. Moreover, your headlights should be on, day or night, as it will help other drivers spot you more easily. Avoid sudden lane and direction changes as you might run the risk of slipping out of control and right into another driver.

Car Maintenance

Not only do you need to be in peak condition, but your car as well, if your car malfunctions, especially when on the road, it can end very quickly and very sadly. It is important that you keep your car in optimum condition, and remember to always have at least half a tank of fuel in your car; you never know when you will come to a sudden stop.

Winter Travel: Safe Driving Tips

You should always have an emergency winter kit in your car as it might come in handy not only when you are in danger, but you could also help people you run across who might need help. And of course remember to use snow chains on your tires as they will help your car stay on the road and that you do not slip into a ditch.

Snowing

In snow, accelerating and decelerating should be done slowly, you will not be able to rush anywhere fast. Remember what you’ve learned while taking a safer driver course, if you accelerate too fast, you will lose traction and your car might spin out of control. Account for the slowing down of the general traffic as well, nothing will happen as fast as it would in dry conditions, remember to adapt to that fact quickly.

Getting Stuck or Stranded

If you do get stuck in a snow-storm, it is important to stay put, isolate the inside your body as much as possible to lose as little heat. Mark your car so that someone can notice you, and of course if possible, call for help with exact directions to let them know where you are precisely.

It is extremely important to be prepared, and if you go on a long journey, research which is the safest road to take without having to leave populated areas for too long, so that even if it comes to being lost, you will be found fast.

Recent Posts

medic-563423_1920 medic-563423_1920
Health1 day ago

Why is Investing in Healthcare is the Best Option for Medical Professionals?

Healthcare industry is considered as one of India’s largest sectors, both regarding employment and revenue generation. It is expected to...

Vial Box Vial Box
Tech1 day ago

The need and use of the Vial Box

There are a lot of healthcare professionals and caregivers that have to assist the living facilities and there are a...

We are currently living in the golden age of nesting. Especially as part of the millennial generation, we gravitate towards nesting - ever-changing and thrifting quite often. We are currently living in the golden age of nesting. Especially as part of the millennial generation, we gravitate towards nesting - ever-changing and thrifting quite often.
General2 days ago

How To Buy an Abstract Rug Online and Avoid the Mistakes Involved

We are currently living in the golden age of nesting. Especially as part of the millennial generation, we gravitate towards...

Disabled Disabled
Entertainment3 days ago

Begin Your Love Story With Disabled Dating

We want you to know – you aren’t DISABLED, you are just differently-abled because the only disability in life is...

In winter, a lot of people travel to major attractions such as warm beaches. These travelers often have to pack a lot of stuff depending on the destination. In winter, a lot of people travel to major attractions such as warm beaches. These travelers often have to pack a lot of stuff depending on the destination.
Lifestyle3 days ago

Are You Selling at Least The Basics To A Beach Vacationer

In winter, a lot of people travel to major attractions such as warm beaches. These travelers often have to pack...

Entrepreneur3 days ago

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Congratulations, you did it. You decided to quit your day job and start a business. Being your own boss is...

.Net 3.1 Latest Features .Net 3.1 Latest Features
Tech4 days ago

.Net 3.1 Latest Features Released By Microsoft

.Net 3.1 Latest Features Released By Microsoft The latest version of .net core 3.1 has been released by Microsoft that...

Sports4 days ago

BEST SPORTS FOR KIDS TO ENGAGE IN THIS YEAR

We are in a generation where our children are living an inactive lifestyle with very minimal or no sort of...

Business4 days ago

Buying a Strata Property – Is it a Good Investment for You

Buying a strata property is a scenario where you purchase a small portion of the complex and get access to...

AR-VR AR-VR
Tech7 days ago

What You Should Know About Google’s New VR/AR Features for the Web and Mobile Applications

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are emerging technologies that provide users with a wide range of unique and...

open kitchen cabinets open kitchen cabinets
Home Improvement1 week ago

Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams with the Best Remodeling Tips

Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams Among all the rooms of the house, the kitchen is the most versatile. It...

cyber security specialist cyber security specialist
Tech1 week ago

What does a Cyber Security Specialist do?

In our current reality, where a Security Guard ensures resources and a Bodyguard ensures individuals, a Cyber Security Specialist shields...

Hire A Holiday Lights Service Hire A Holiday Lights Service
Home Improvement1 week ago

Why Would You Hire A Holiday Lights Service? Why Not?

The holidays bring us the tradition of baking, shopping, wrapping, parties, Christmas pageants and parades, tree decorating, and hanging lights....

plasma screen plasma screen
General1 week ago

Keep in Mind the Important Things Before Planning an Event

When thinking of the hire of a screen, don’t forget to look at how it is going to be presented....

Chauffeur Service Chauffeur Service
General2 weeks ago

Cheap Business Chauffeur Service

At the corporate level in the UK, business people are engaged in life whether they run a small or a...

Categories

Archives

Trending