Driving Safely In The Snow

Dated: 02/03/2014

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  • If you have to drive in winter weather conditions, consider the following tips:
    • Stay back at least 50' from the rear of the plow truck so the driver can see you.  
    • Don't pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you're likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
    • Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
    • Have an emergency/safety kit in the car in case of a breakdown or accident - with flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, basic first aid kit, water and a snack, etc. (The Federal Emergency Management Agency has some great emergency kit and safety tips!) 
    • Try to limit your driving during winter storms. Fewer cars on the roadways makes it easier for efficient snow removal.
    • In the event you're in a non-emergency accident and your vehicle is still driveable, you're encouraged to drive to safety.    
  • With 6-10 inches of accumulation and below freezing windchills forecast for the next several days, be sure to check on your neighbors.   thank you Liberty Community for the tips..
  • Children are attracted to snowplow trucks. Teach your children to stay behind the sidewalks when they see the trucks coming.  
  • You will find that plows will push less snow into your driveway if you shovel the snow from your driveway to the down side of your driveway (down street is the direction traffic flows).  
  • If you have a fire hydrant near your property be sure to remove snow from around it to assist fire personnel in the event of a fire.  
  • Remember to clear sidewalks adjacent to your property.
If you must drive take these precautions... Be safe and stay home if you can..
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