Brrr… it has certainly been a wintery week here in Central Wisconsin (although our weather hardly compares to that of the East Coast). As we all know heavy snowfall isn’t exactly surprising in January, but we thought it would be a nice opportunity for a winter driving refresher course. Follow the tips below from AAA to drive safely all winter long:
- Keep your gas tank, at least half full, to keep your gas line from freezing.
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated to produce the best traction, miles per gallon, durability and safety.
- Avoid using cruise control when driving on icy or snowy roads.
- Drive slowly and carefully. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads including accelerating, braking and turning. Leave a little earlier than you normally would to avoid feeling rushed.
- Watch weather reports before leaving on a long-distance trip. Push back any trips if bad weather is expected, but if you must leave, be sure to tell others the route you are taking, your destination and expected arrival time.
- Pack a “survival kit” with essential items such as a blanket, a shovel, snack food, first aid kit and more. Hopefully, you will never need to use it, but if you do, you will be happy to have one available.
It may be the end of January, but we haven’t seen the end of winter just yet! Lions Pride wishes you a safe remainder of the Wisconsin winter driving season.