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How can you drive safely in snow?

By Ken Gibson on January 14, 2016

Driving in even a little snow can be difficult for us Virginians because we’re usually out of practice! Here are top tips from AAA to help you and your loved ones:

  1. Take care of your car. It sounds basic, but good car maintenance is one of the biggest factors in avoiding an accident. Sadly, if you go into winter with a dying battery or deteriorating tires, you’re asking for trouble.
  2. Tell someone your route and when to expect you to return. If something happens and you cannot call for help, your best hope is for a loved one to realize that something is wrong and investigate.
  3. Maintain at least a half-full tank of gas. This isn’t just to avoid running out of gas in a snowstorm; it’s also to avoid gas-line-freeze in the morning.
  4. Avoid cruise control. Cruise control gets confused by slippery surfaces. Trust yourself to make better driving decisions on snowy streets than your car can.
  5. Do one thing at a time, and do it slowly. Take extra time and space to accelerate, turn, and brake. Much can go wrong in ice and snow, so don’t overwhelm your car.

Remember, even if you’re a good winter driver, many others aren’t. Make driving choices that keep everyone safe, and if you ever do have a car wreck, call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys for help at (804) 413-6777.

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