Sitting at home sipping hot chocolate while you watch the snow fall outside sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a winter wonderland; however, when winter strikes, we don’t always have the luxury to just sit at home watching the snow. We usually have to get outside and drive in the snow. So before you grab your keys and head outside to take on the snowy roads, here’s a few reminders of how to stay safe while driving and traveling in the winter.
- It can be tempting to just start driving and hope all of the snow just comes off your car-but don’t do it! It’s dangerous for you and other drivers. Don’t start driving until you have cleared the snow from windows, headlights and the top of the car.
- Always keep your gas tank full to prevent the fuel line from freezing. Also if something happens, and you are stranded, you’ll need that full tank of gas to run the car heater until help arrives. If there is snow or cold weather in the forecast, don’t forget to fill up your gas tank.
- Be sure you have a winter emergency kit that includes blankets, snacks, a phone charger that will work in your car, and water.