Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Cars in snow

Truckinginfo.com - January 30, 2012

The Fed­er­al High­way Admin­is­tra­tion esti­mates approx­i­mate­ly 40% of crash­es each year are direct­ly relat­ed to snow, sleet, ice or oth­er win­ter weath­er. Tips to help dri­vers nav­i­gate slip­pery win­ter roads include allow­ing suf­fi­cient time to reach their des­ti­na­tion, use head­lights, slow down, avoid using cruise con­trol, and steer in the direc­tion of the slide if their vehi­cle begins to skid. Fleet man­agers should review win­ter dri­ving basics with their dri­vers.