Know Snow? Here are Some Tips for Winter Driving
With all the snow and cold weather recently in the mid-Atlantic region we all have been reminded about how dangerous it is to drive on slick roads. With that in mind we’d like to offer the following information from our friends at Bridgestone who have compiled a helpful infographic for winter driving. This simple graphic helps to remind us that this time of year requires a different approach to going on a trip, be is a short one across town or long one across the state.
In addition to the infographic here are a few other tried and true steps:
Step 1: Check your tires, check the pressure and the tread wear
Step 2: Clear snow and ice off your car, clear mirrors and in some cases the rear view camera
Step 3: Slow down, it takes twice as much time to stop on slick surfaces
Step 4: Use your brain when braking, pump your brakes, with anti lock systems hold them
Step 5: Be prepared for a slide, increase your following distance