Tips For Driving In The Snow
- January 18, 2016
- Jason Kotlyarov
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As the snow starts to fall, unfortunately we can’t all just stay home. According to AAA, here are some tips to help you drive better in the snow and avoid an accident:
- Avoid driving while fatigued.
- Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
- Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
- Never mix radical tires with other tire types.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- If possible, avoid using your paring brake in cold, rainy or snowy weather.
- Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
- Always look and steer where you want to go.
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction to avoid skids.
- Drive slowly in snow.
- The normal pavement distance of 3-4 seconds should be increased to 8-10 seconds.
- Know your brakes. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
- Don’t stop if you can avoid it. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
- Don’t power up hills. Try to gain inertia before you reach the hill and let it carry you to the top. as you reach the top of the hill, slow down and proceed down as slowly as possible.
- Don’t stop going up a hill.
The full article can be found here, and contains more tips and helpful information to help you drive better and safer.
If an accident does occur, Kotlyarov Law Group may be able to help with any speeding ticket or traffic violation, as well as provide references for a personal injury attorney in the event that an injury occurs and you need help. Initial consultations are always free so give us a call at (913) 725-0735 and schedule your consultation.