Winter Driving Tips

Driving during the winter in Massachusetts can be one fo the most difficult and hazardous situations for both new and experienced drivers.

Before the snow flies we offer some winter driving tips:

  • Reduce your speed accoding to road conditions. Drive caustiously and accelerate gently.
  • Never lock your brakes on icy roads. You will lose steering control. If you do skid, try to remember to turn into the direction of the skid.
  • Increase the space between your vehicle and others. You need more distance to stop safely on slippery surfaces.
  • Make sure your windhield washer has sufficient fluid and that your wipers and defroster are in good condition.
  • Before driving, completely remove ice and snow from your vehicle. Clear all windows, wipers, headlights, and brake lights.
  • Keep your fuel tank at least half full to prevent the fuel line from freezing.
  • Keep a sleeping bad or blanket, flashlight, water,¬†high calorie food that will not spoil, and a shovel in your trunk for emergencies.

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