Tips for Driving in Winter Conditions

Prepare Your Vehicle

Ensure your vehicle is winter-ready with snow tires, antifreeze, a fully charged battery, and adequate windshield washer fluid.

Check Weather and Road Conditions

Before driving, check weather forecasts and road conditions. Avoid driving in severe weather conditions if possible.

Slow Down and Increase Following Distance

Reduce speed and increase following distance to allow for longer braking distances and safe maneuvering on slippery roads.

Clear Snow and Ice

Remove snow and ice from all windows, mirrors, lights, and the roof of your vehicle before driving.

Use Proper Lighting

Turn on headlights, fog lights, and hazard lights as needed for visibility. Keep your headlights clean for optimal brightness.

Avoid Cruise Control

Avoid using cruise control on icy or snowy roads to maintain better control over your vehicle's speed.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Carry emergency supplies such as a shovel, ice scraper, blankets, flashlight, first aid kit, and non-perishable food and water.