7 Tips for Road Safety During a Snow Storm

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7 Tips for Road Safety During a Snow Storm

As we prepare for another snow storm here in Atlanta, there are a few safety tips that we wanted to share.

1. If you don’t have to drive, don’t. It is best to let the road crews improve the road conditions before you leave. Wait until the sun has melted the ice before you attempt to drive.

2. Check your tires. If the tread is low or you do not have a lot of traction, they will not do well on the icy roads.

3. Make sure your defroster is working. If your defroster or heat is not working, you do not want to chance being on the roads without it. It could cause an accident.

4. Keep your gas tank full. Having a full tank will keep the fuel lines from freezing and will keep your car running in case you are stranded in traffic.

5. Stock up on supplies. Have a blanket, flashlight, batteries, snacks, snow boots, emergency kit, and cat litter or sand in your vehicle. If you were to get stranded, these items would help you while you waited for help.

6. Make sure someone knows where you are and where you are going. If you were to get in an accident or have an emergency, having someone know where you are will aid them in helping you.

7. Listen and pay attention to authorities. If the local authorities recommend you stay off the roads, listen to them. Do not think that you will beat the odds.

The best advice for a snow storm, is to not drive at all. Staying off the roads ensures your safety and the safety of others. If you have to drive, here are some tips on driving on ice from weather.com: Driving Safety Tips.

Updated: 1.6.17

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