Obviously, driving in unstable conditions should be avoided, this particularly includes wintertime, when frozen, icy, slippery roads are a common problem as well as visibility and temperature concerns. Sometimes, however, the need is such that it is necessary to embark outside and onto the road even under such conditions. Should you find this to be so, try and allow yourself as much extra time as you can to arrive where you are going safely. If possible, try to have some alternate ways mapped out for your location, should your primary choice prove difficult to traverse. Besides using good driver technique and allowing for extra time to drive slowly and safely, it’s a good idea to stockpile your vehicle with winter and emergency supplies. Pile in extra outer-wear and blankets. Put in water and snacks, Have an ice scraper and shovel on hand. Needless to say, power up the cell phone and have a first aid kit handy.
- If driving under poor conditions, weather-wise, is absolutely unavoidable then at least try to give yourself lots of extra time to get to where you’re going.
- If possible have several alternate routes lined up for use, should your primary choice be too difficult.
- Pack your vehicle with extra wearables, snacks, jumper cables, flashlights and blankets, shovel and ice scraper.
“Unfortunately it’s not always possible to postpone a trip, so here are some driving tips to arrive at your destination safely.”