Winter Driving Tips

 

Prepare Your Vehicle

  • Check tire tread and tire pressure
  • Check your battery
  • Fill up on windshield washer fluid
  • Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition

Have a Roadside Safety Kit on Hand

  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Tow rope
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Reflective warning triangle & safety vest
  • Gloves,winter hat, & other warm clothing
  • Blanket
  • Hand warmers
  • First aid kit
  • Water & snacks
  • Sand or kitty litter for traction, in case you get stuck in snow
  • Shovel

 


Know Before You Go!

Check road conditions before you head out...

  • Dial 5-1-1 from a landline or cellphone.
  • Log onto www.wv511.org for traffic information, road conditions, and weather information.


Staying Safe on the Roads

  • Clear snow & ice from all windows and lights
  • Buckle up, it's the law!
  • Just drive. Avoid distractions behind the wheel.
  • Slow down! It takes longer to stop, accelerate, and turn on snow covered roads.
  • Leave extra space between your vehicle and other vehicles around you.
  • Do not use cruise control.
  • Don't crowd the plow. Keep back at least 100 feet.

 

 

 

  

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