o Driver slower. Leave three times more room than usual between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
o Apply your brakes gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels lock up, ease off the brake.
o Do not use cruise control on icy or slick roads.
o Be extra careful on or under bridges and overpasses. Bridges may freeze before the rest of the roadway, and the shady areas underneath them may be icy even if the temperature is above freezing.
o Leave your headlights on while driving, even in the daylight hours.
o Make sure your lights and windshield are clean and free of snow.
Some Ideas for a Winter Driving Safety Kit
o first-aid kit
o shovel and ice scraper
o jumper cables
o high calorie non-perishable food
o extra winter clothing
o extra windshield washer fluid and antifreeze
o flares or reflectors
o flashlight with extra batteries
o sand, cat litter or strips of carpet for traction