Roads made dangerous by ice and snow are only some of the hazards that drivers face during the winter time.

Winter driving safety tips

December 23rd, 2015 by admin

Roads made dangerous by ice and snow are only some of the hazards that drivers face during the winter time.

As the weather drops, the risk for drivers increases— as is often reflected in higher automobile insurance rates. Roads made dangerous by ice and snow are only some of the hazards that drivers face during the winter. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure the time you spend on the roads is safe this winter. 

  • Put together a "winter survival kit" to keep in your car, including an ice scraper, snow shovel and sand/salt.
  • Before you leave, be sure to clear all snow and ice off your car – including windows, mirrors, lights, reflectors, hood, roof and trunk. It could not just be a hazard to you, but also other drivers if you suddenly shed a large amount of ice or snow while on the road. 
  • Drive with your headlines on and unobstructed by ice and snow.
  • Avoid cruise control on slippery or icy roads. 
  • Do not drive with less than a half tank of gas. This will ensure that if you get stuck, you will be able to stay in the warmth of your car. If you do get stuck, stay in your car and wait for help while running the heater 10 minutes every hour to stay warm.
  • Reduce speed and dry carefully on wet or slippery roads. Speed limits are only applicable to dry conditions, so be sure to slow down.
  • Avoid passing snowplows and sand trucks due to limited visibility. 

For some of the most affordable rates on car insurance in Rothesay, and the surrounding areas, get in touch with the helpful agents at Fundy Mutual today.