Inclement weather can come in the forms of rain, ice, snow, or even high winds. As a driver, you must prepare your vehicle, your attitude, and your driving for anything that comes your way on the road. Below are some great tips and tricks that will help you be the professional driver behind-the-wheel no matter what.
Prep your vehicle:
Rainex windows, mirrors, and lights.
Clear any debris stuck between the wiper and the windshield.
Make sure your tires have good amount of tread and are properly inflated.
Assure that the defrost works in order to avoid foggy windows.
Make sure your gas tank is at least half full
Do NOT pour hot liquid onto an iced over windshield.
If necessary, know how to put on snow chains.
Leave early in anticipation of traffic.
If you don't have to drive anywhere, DON'T!
Avoid driving fatigued. Taking on inclement weather requires a ton of energy.
Keep an emergency supply kit in your vehicle.
Prep your driving:
Avoid using your brakes, if you can. Take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down.
Keep visually aware of other vehicles and obstructions.
Slow way down.
Give yourself 6-8 seconds following distance.
Make sure your headlights AND taillights are on.
Avoid standing water.
Watch for Black Ice
Leave us a comment on what you do to prepare for driving in bad weather!
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