Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually according to SafeWinterRoads.org.
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We are in the middle of winter and the weather changes almost daily. Winter road conditions can create serious concerns and worries. There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for winter driving.
- Know the road conditions before you travel.
- Use all weather or studded tires.
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
- Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- Keep an emergency kit in your trunk
- Drive below the speed limit in hazardous conditions.
- Winterize your car with fresh antifreeze, a good battery, a properly operating exhaust system and oil that will withstand the rigors of cold weather.
- Brake early, brake slowly, brake correctly and never slam on the brakes.
- Let someone know where you'll be going and when you expect to arrive or return. Tell them to call authorities for help if you don't get back or check in within an hour of your estimate.