With snow anticipated through the weekend and people planning to hit the roads in mass for the Holidays, it it’s important to remember to take precautions while driving on icy roadways. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to accidents. People do less driving during winter, yet there are more accidents per mile driven. Accidents that occur between December and March in Colorado account for nearly one-third of the total deaths on the states roads every year. Non-fatal collisions also occur with greater frequency during the winter months. You may be an ace behind the wheel when the sun is shining and roads are dry, but driving in winter weather can be a different story. Drivers need to re-calibrate and adjust their driving for winter road conditions. Additional winter driving safety tips are available below.
There are three major pieces of advice for driving in wintry conditions:
– Slow down.
– Do not use cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces.
– Remember that bridges and overpasses freeze before roadways, so be more alert in cold weather when approaching a bridge.
For additional winter driving safety tips, click here.