Holiday Driving Safety Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Real Estate Consultants

Holiday Driving Safety Tips...

 

For those of you who will be traveling this Christmas, please be safe and keep these safety tips in mind:

 

Christmas Driving Tips

• Keep an eye on the local and national weather forecasts before heading out on the roads

• Allow extra time before and during your journey

• Beware of black ice, taking extra care in shaded areas

• Use major roads for journeys rather than smaller, quieter roads

• Keep warm clothes or a blanket in the car

• Ensure tyres are in good condition and have adequate (and legal) tread depth (1.6mm) to ensure maximum traction on wet or slippery roads

• Once caught in deep snow, do not rev or 'gun' the engine, as this will cause the wheels to dig deeper into the snow. Instead, put the car into as high a gear as possible and slowly manoeuvre the car lightly forwards and backwards to gently creep out of the snow

• If you are stuck fast in snow, stay in the car, unless help is visible within 100 yards

• Keep moving to maintain body circulation, but avoid over-exertion as cold weather puts added strain on the heart. Shovelling snow or pushing a car in deep snow should be avoided

Dan Robinson, Head of Green Flag comments, "During this snap of extreme weather, we'd advise motorists to avoid any travelling that isn't essential.

Driving in icy and snowy conditions is hazardous and is never easy. In these sorts of conditions it is really important to take your time on the roads, keep your distance from the car in front, avoid rushing and give more warning than usual to other drivers when turning, stopping or changing lanes even if the roads are gritted."

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Thanks for the tips. I love the snow, but don't love driving in it!

December 22, 2010 01:13 PM
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Thanks for the tips, always a good reminder!

December 22, 2010 01:15 PM
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Good tips Robby....very nice pic... looks like a Christmas postcard

Be Safe,

Dennis

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Rob- Great tips considering many of us are traveling this season. Makes me wonder which is worse: being stuck in the snow in your car, or being stuck in an airport when your flight is cancelled? 

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