Now that winter has arrived the roads are gonna be more hazardous than ever. This makes it important that you take certain precautions when behind the wheel in order to reduce the likelihood that you will be involved in an auto accident. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe on the road this winter.
Use Your Headlights
While we are usually in the habit of using our headlights at night, not many people would think to use their headlights during the day in winter. However, winter can mean low visibility due to gray skies, fog, and rain. Getting in the habit of using your headlights all of the time in winter can improve your visibility, and it will help to make you more visible to other vehicles on the road.
Avoid Using Cruise Control
Cruise control is a convenient tool when driving for long stretches, however, it is not a good idea to use this feature in winter. Cruise control often causes drivers to relax and not pay as close of attention to road conditions. Additionally, it could reduce your reaction times should you encounter an icy patch of road. Avoiding cruise control in winter will force you to focus on the road and maintain complete control over your vehicle at all times.
Brake With Caution
Winter roads can be slick due to ice, snow, rain, or a combination of all three. However, it is often difficult to tell what condition the roads are in until you start to brake. This makes it critical that you brake with caution, as braking suddenly on a slick road could cause you to spin out and lose control of the vehicle. Driving cautiously, and decelerating slowly, can help you to safely navigate slick roads.
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