Safe driving tips

Each season presents its own challenges for drivers. Get where you're going safely by following these safe driving tips

Fall
  • Leave more distance between yourself and the car in front of you, especially on rainy or foggy days, and during dusk and dawn. This gives you more room and time to react.
  • Use low beams in foggy weather. High beams can cause glare and reduce your ability to see ahead of you.
  • Frosty? Scrape and clear frost from your windows before driving.
  • Clean the outside AND inside of your windows. Dust, streaks and smudges are magnified by sunlight, making it harder to see the road.
  • Look out for wildlife, especially in the early morning and evening.
  • Check your tire pressure. Rapid warming and cooling can cause your tires to expand and contract and lead to a loss of pressure.


Winter

  • Don't warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area, like a garage.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated - check them regularly
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full
  • Don't use cruise control when traveling on slick road surfaces (rain, ice, sand)
  • In snow and ice, accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid skidding
  • Increase your following distance by at least double to leave more distance if you need to stop on slick roads
  • Stay home if you don't absolutely have to go out.
Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website or AAA website for more safe driving tips