• Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, even the hood and roof before driving
  • Leave plenty of room for stopping.
  • Use brakes carefully and BRAKE EARLY. It takes more time and distance to stop in bad conditions.
  • Bridge decks freeze first; the surface condition can be worse on a bridge than on the mainĀ roads.
  • Exit ramps also usually have worse driving conditions than main roads.
  • Don’t use the “cruise control” option driving in wintry conditions. Even roads that appear clear can have sudden slippery spots and the slightest touch of your brakes to deactivate the cruise control can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Remember 4×4 vehicles do NOT stop any faster than any other cars; they only get going faster.
  • Remember that trucks are heavier than cars. Trucks take longer to safely respond and come to a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them.
  • Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows – stay back at least 200 feet and don’t pass on the right!!
  • Most importantly remember to SLOW DOWN!