Driving safely in Snow

Driving Safely in SnowWinter has once again hit Chicago, leaving people to dig their cars out after heavy, wet, snow piled up to as much as 10 inches in parts of the Chicago suburbs. This weather causes slick conditions on our roads, and limits visibility; by noon today we already had 11 insureds report accidents, proving the importance of driving safely in snow.

When roads are covered with snow and ice it can present a challenge for even the best and most attentive driver. Your tires will not get the amount of traction you’re accustom to, and the reduction will not be even. There will be stretches of road where your car behaves normally, then suddenly your tires loose their grip. This effects the time you have to respond to obstacles. What doesn’t change is that there will always be people out in the roads who are not focused in their driving, and or believe they don’t need to alter their driving to match the weather.

Driving safely in Snow goes beyond slippery roads, heavy snow and wind can take down trees, power lines, and place other surprises in your path. Snow can also impact ice and hide pot-holes. Chicago streets, and traffic, can be tricky in the best of conditions; so remember to slow down and leave extra distance.

 Here is an article providing: 10 Tips for Driving in Snow

 

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Driving safely in Snow Larry Lubell                  Insurance Reviews                   Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

 

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