Snow continues to fall around the Milwaukee area. Continuous snow fall can make for challenging driving conditions and for plows to keep the roads clean. Follow these 5 driving tips to stay safe while you’re driving in the snow this afternoon.
- Make sure tires are properly inflated. – No one wants to get stranded with a flat tire – particularly while driving in snow. Be sure that your tires are properly inflated, as tire pressure fluctuates with the temperature.
- Always wear a seatbelt. – In case of an accident, wearing your seatbelt can save your life.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly. – Mashing your foot down on the gas or the brake while driving in snow can cause your car to lose traction and you to lose control. Keep calm and carefully accelerate, or brake slowly to prevent any accidents while on the road.
- 3-4 second rule – Stay at least 3-4 seconds behind the person in front of you. When driving in snow or on ice, this should be increased to 6-8 seconds. Again, slowing down can help keep you and your car safe while driving on ice or in snow.
- Stay alert! – Do not drive distracted. Safe driving in snow means paying attention to your surroundings, not to your phone or radio.
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