It’s not just motorists who are at a high risk of accidents on the slick road surfaces or darker driving conditions of winter. Pedestrians are at a much higher risk of accidents because of those dangerous factors and several others. Keep these simple safety tips in mind when you drive and walk this winter.
Over the next few weeks, make sure that your car is primed for driving. Stock up with the essentials and keep an emergency kit in your car to help keep you safe if you are stranded during a sudden storm. Monitor your local weather alerts to see if there is any snow predicted for your route and if there is a snow alert, take an alternative route, or cancel the trip.
Make sure that your car is in good working order. Check brake fluids, windshield wipers, and tire pressure. Remember, your car will be under immense stress as you drive over rain or snow-covered roads, or slick and slippery surfaces. Keep the windshield clean. Any scratches or dents on the windscreen could scatter sunlight, creating glare, and impact impairing your ability to drive safely.