Winter Weather Safety Tips

Winter looks like it’s starting early here in New England this year. The Patriots may be able to handle the snow, but when we are out in our cars it’s not always as easy. A lot of your vehicles are insured here at Wolpert so we feel like it’s our business to help you out any way we can.

Teen Health has a handful of tips that drivers of any age could use to keep themselves safe when stuck driving in the elements. It might be directed at teens but there are certainly a few of us, myself included, who could use a refresher.

Some tips include:

  • “Increase your following distance — if you’re going slowly because of bad weather, is there really a point to being only 2 feet behind the car in front of you?”
  • “Slow down. Braking takes longer on slippery roads — the slower you go, the easier it will be for you to stop.”
  • “Stay in one lane as much as possible — avoid unnecessary lane changes (don’t go zipping in and out of traffic, passing people, etc.).”

There’s also good list of items to help put together your emergency winter car kit, some you may not think of right away like a cup to melt water and some nonperishable snacks in case you get stuck for more than a few hours.

And if being safe isn’t enough, driving that way can safe you plenty of money as well. Fewer accidents will always equal lower insurance rates.

Read the whole article HERE and let us know in the comments if you have any foul weather driving tips of your own.

And as always, come visit us at Wolpert.com for anything else

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Published in: on October 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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