Winter driving can be treacherous and stressful. Snow, ice, freezing rain and sub-zero temperatures all combine to make driving in the winter dangerous and, potentially, life threatening. Most people dislike driving in winter conditions no matter what type of vehicle they own. The good news is that there are several steps people can take to protect themselves when behind the wheel in winter, and lessen the chances of having an accident or getting stuck in frigid conditions. Here are 12 survival tips for driving during the winter months.
12. Check Weather and Road Conditions Frequently
Weather can change quickly and a storm can develop, seemingly, out of nowhere. For these reasons, it is important that people check on the weather and road conditions in their area on a regular basis. Also, be sure to plan the route you’ll take to a particular destination ahead of time and know if there are any road closures due to accidents or winter road maintenance before you head out. Many municipalities have apps that show the location of snow plows in a particular city or town. This information too can be helpful as snow plows working in a certain area can cause traffic delays. The bottom line is that you can never have too much information when it comes to winter road conditions.