Tips for Keeping Safe in Winter while driving

December is here, which also means the winter season is here. Snow, sleet and freezing temperatures are just some of the winter conditions we will face. It is essential that you and your vehicle are prepared and, by doing so, will help reduce potential life-threatening accidents. This article will help guide you on how you should prepare for winter.


  1. Drive carefully: This may seem obvious, but you can never drive too careful during winter weather conditions. Always start your drive by having everyone in your vehicle wear a seatbelt. When driving, go slow and make sure you always leave enough room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  2. Make an emergency kit: Always keep an emergency kit in your car ready for when you may need it. In addition, you should also keep winter items such as blankets, a flashlight, jumper cables and winter clothes in your car in case of an emergency.
  3. Prepare your car: Before winter severe weather hits, you should always prepare your car for the winter season. Make sure your car is up to date on its services such as oil changes, lights and low or worn-out tires.
  4. Inform someone: When you must drive and are not able to wait until a winter storm has passed to get somewhere, always inform someone of where you are going.


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