Prepare for Winter Driving - Winter Driving Safety Tips

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Type:  Best Practice

Publisher:  Washington State, Department of Transportation (Olympia, WA)

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Vehicle Safety

Winter driving tips:

It is that time of year again. If you live or work in snow or ice country, share these tips and the attached brochure with your co-workers! The attached is for Washington State, USA. Check with your local authorities for laws and practices that apply in your area...

  • Drive for conditions: slower speeds, slower acceleration, leave extra space between vehicles, give yourself more time and space to stop
  • Check to see if you have traction tires & chains
  • Know what the traction and chain requirements mean
  • Watch a video to learn how to install tire chains
  • Do not use cruise control
  • Four-wheel and all-wheel vehicles do not stop or steer better on ice
  • Leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. And remember, the larger the vehicle, the longer the stopping distance
  • Slow down when approaching intersections, offramps, bridges, or shady spots
  • If you find yourself behind a snowplow, slow down and give the plow a little extra room
  • Slow down and be extra cautious near the chain-up and removal areas. There are often people out of their vehicles

See the attached WSDOT Brochure...

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