Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving

Winter Weather

Winter is here! Well, almost. The official first day of the winter season starts December 21st, but we have the cold winds, snow flurries and jack frost nipping our noses reminding us it’s that time of year again. Before we get any major snowstorms, now is a great time to brush up on your winter driving knowledge. If you don’t have to go out in a snowstorm, don’t, but if you do, we have a few tips to keep your commute safe.

Tips

  • Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights.
  • Pay attention.
  • Leave plenty of room for stopping.
  • Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows.
  • Know the current road conditions by visiting www.511wi.gov
  • Use brakes carefully.
  • Watch for slippery bridge decks.
  • Don’t use your cruise control in wintry conditions.
  • Don’t get overconfident in your 4×4 vehicle.
  • Do not pump anti-lock brakes.
  • Look farther ahead in traffic than you normally do.
  • Remember that trucks are heavier than cars.
  • Go slow!

For more safe winter driving tips, visit wisconsindot.gov.

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