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Prepare for driving in snowy weather this winter

The snowy months of the year can make it difficult to navigate the roads, so drivers need to have a plan to address the hazards that they might face. Without a plan for how you are going to handle situations that come up, there is a chance that you might be involved in an accident that leads to an injury or death.

Your safety has to be taken seriously. You can improve your safety by brushing up on some safe driving tips and making sure that you have the tools in your vehicle to help you if you become stranded due to the road conditions or a crash.

Prepare for every drive

You must ensure that you get enough sleep before you drive, even if you are only driving around town. There is a chance that if you are fatigued, you won't react appropriately to things that happen on the road.

Make sure that you have enough gas in the tank. Keeping the tank as full as possible is a good idea during the winter so that you don't run out of gas if you are stranded. You should always have at least half a tank of gas to help prevent the gas lines from freezing.

The tires on the vehicle need to be inflated to the proper reading. The tread should be deep enough to improve the grip on the road.

Always make sure that you wear your seat belt when you drive. The same goes for everyone in the vehicle.

While you are driving

Make sure you are paying attention to driving and not allowing yourself to become distracted. You need to watch where you are going and keep an eye out for hazards. Don't use cruise control if the road conditions are slippery.

Remember that it will take longer to stop when the roads are slick. You should give yourself and other drivers plenty of room to avoid a crash.

Even accelerating in wintry conditions should be taken slowly. If you do start to skid while you are driving, remove your foot from the gas and steer in the direction of the skid. This can help you to regain control.

If something happens

If you become stranded or get into an accident, staying safe is your priority. You also have to try to stay warm. Make sure that the tailpipe of the vehicle isn't blocked by snow or anything else if you have to sit in the car while it is running.

You might need medical care. Getting checked out is a good idea, even if you don't think you are injured. Of course, if you have an obvious injury, you should get medical assistance.

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