Safe driving tips for snowy conditions
When it snows, do you wonder, “Where have these drivers been all their lives? Have they never driven in snow before?” But under the heading of “none of us is perfect”, here are some safety reminders for slippery roads.
- Moderate your speed. Don’t think that anti-lock brakes will prevent an accident. They help you steer but can also lengthen stopping distances.
- Give some distance, gain some time. Don’t follow as close as you might under normal conditions. Your brakes may not grab enough to avoid the car in front.
- Clear the whole car. Snow left on the hood and roof, not to mention the windshield, can limit if not eliminate your vision of hazardous conditions. (See opening paragraph.) Snow and ice flying off your car onto another’s can make you responsible for damage.
- Focus. Driving in slippery conditions is no time for extra-curricular activities. Studies have shown that we really are not good at multitasking, so eliminate distractions. Coffee, food and (especially) the phone, can all wait until later.
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We offer financial planning strategies for investment, in addition to our fine insurance products. Matt Miller has been guiding our customers’ long-term strategies in the market for almost 30 years.
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