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Driving in Winter Conditions

It is critical to prepare when driving in Midwest during the winter months because the weather can be unpredictable. It is imperative that motorists practice basic winter driving skills and allocate extra time to their schedules during adverse conditions during the winter.


During the winter months, we encourage driverss to follow these simple rules and tips:

  • Always wear a seat belt. It’s the law in several states.

  • Drive at slower speeds, accelerate more slowly, steer more slowly, and brake more slowly during winter conditions.

  • Put handheld devices down while driving.

  • Snowplow operators have limited vision. You may see them, but they may not see you. Don’t crowd them.

  • In the snow and ice, cruise control should not be used.

  • Despite appearing clear, roads can be treacherous due to black ice.

  • Be especially careful approaching intersections, ramps, bridges and shady areas. All are prone to icing.

  • Whenever possible, avoid traveling during inclement weather. If you must travel, make sure someone is aware of your route. Consider taking public transportation if it is available.

  • Ensure you have jumper cables, flares, reflectors, windshield washer fluid, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food, and a first-aid kit in an emergency kit.

  • Keep a cell phone and a car charger with you at all times.

  • Follow Scott’s Law. Slow down and move over for stopped emergency, construction and maintenance vehicles.

  • A list of winter driving maintenance suggestions can be found on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website.


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