Winter weather, such as snow, sleet, freezing rain, and ice, can create hazardous road conditions.
Every year, 24% of weather-related vehicle crashes happen on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement and 15% happen during snowfall or sleet.
Warning Signs that can alert you to possible hazardous
winter road conditions include:
- Temperatures near or below freezing - Falling precipitation
- Ice or snow sticking to your vehicle or elevated objects
During a weather event (if you're unable to stay off the roads) be sure
to carry a cell phone; let someone know when you leave, your route,
and expected arrival time; dress according to weather conditions;
have a full gas tank; check for road closures or hazardous conditions.
Make sure your vehicle is winter-ready!
Keep an emergency supplies kit in your vehicle that includes:
- Jumper cables - Small Shovel - Ice scraper & brush
- Traction aids- Flashlight - Extra batteries - Two-way radio
- Flares/reflective triangles - First aid kit
Slower speed is the key to safe vehicle operation! Slow down and be alert.
If stranded in your vehicle, STAY in your vehicle unless help is visible within 100 yards. Run your vehicle about 15 minutes each hour and run the heat to keep warm (if it is extremely cold, you may need to run continuously as it may not restart). Never go to sleep with the engine running.
Winter weather can create many hazards!
Pay attention to weather warnings and if you have to get
on the road, use caution!
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