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January 24, 2019   |    Blog

15 Winter Driving Tips


Here are 15 tips from Brenda Bennett, President of Transportation Solutions and Certified Driving Rehab Specialist for when the snow flies – Are you ready?

  • Know your brakes and whether you have ABS or Not. Please refer to your car manual.
  • Make sure your window defroster and heater are working, check the inflation and tread on your tires, and also check that your battery is in good condition.
  • Listen to weather and travel advisories
  • Follow at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck
  • Do not pass or go between trucks plowing snow in a line
  • Use caution when traveling over overpasses or bridges
  • Turn on headlights whenever wipers are in use
  • Keep at least a ½ tank of gas in your vehicle
  • Allow for extra driving time as weather and road conditions can change quickly
  • Be prepared to drive slowly and increase following distances when necessary
  • Carry a phone (make sure it is charged) but don’t use it while driving
  • Clear ice and snow from vehicles especially your windows, lights and mirrors
  • Carry an emergency travel kit – such as an ice scraper, snow shovel, sand/salt or cat litter, flashlight, water and non-perishable snacks, first aid kit, blanket, warm clothes, cell phone charger, etc.
  • Never drive impaired
  • Always wear a seat belt

If you or someone you know has questions regarding driving or about Transportation Solutions, please contact Brenda Bennett, CDI, CDRS – President of Transportation Solutions at (814) 833-2301, or bbennett@drivingneeds.com, or visit their site: www.drivingneeds.com.

* Transportation Solutions can provide – driving lessons, act as a DMV, give driving evaluations, and provide driver rehabilitation services.