Andrea Stockton, staff writer
February 1, 2011 — Your vehicle may be ready for winter, but have you adjusted your driving habits? Joe Sears from Drive Wise offers tips on travelling through the winter months.
It doesn't take long for road conditions to deteriorate once the winter season begins. And some places have already been dealing with heavy snow and slippery roads.
While installing snow tires and getting your car in shape for winter is important, officials say it is just as important to adjust your driving habits as the seasons change.
“As soon as the adverse weather starts it's important for us to number one, slow down...We need traction and visibility and the way to get traction in poor weather is to slow down,” says Joe Sears with Drive Wise.
Sears adds that leaving extra time when driving in poor conditions can help prevent accidents from occurring. Keeping your distance is another simple prevention method.
“We want extra room around our car incase something does happen and so there's more time to respond to that situation and then we don't have to make a quick reaction, which could cause us to lose control of our vehicle,” says Sears.