Be Prepared For Winter Driving

Keep everyone safe on the road this winter, by getting your car ready for the cold and using some simple tips to drive safely.

Safe Driving:

  • Avoid using cruise control in wintry conditions
  • Steer in the direction of a skid, so when your wheels regain traction, you don’t have to overcorrect to stay in your lane
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly
  • Increase following distance to 8 to 10 seconds
  • If possible, don’t stop when going uphill

Prepare Your Car:

  • Test your battery; battery power drops as the temperature drops
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze
  • Check the tire pressure; tire pressure drops as the temperature drops
  • Check your wiper blades and replace if needed


Check out these tips and more at the National Safety Council’s Winter Safety Page!