8 Tips on Driving in the Snow

Along with the cold weather comes the snow.

According to Safe Winter Roads.org, “Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually.”

If you are in an area where snowfall occurs, which is about 70% of the nation, follow these tips provided by AAA to aid in safe travel through dangerous conditions:

  • “Accelerate and decelerate slowly
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads.
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds.
  • Know your brakes.
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it.
  • Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road.
  • Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t.”