Winter Driving
AA CLUB DRIVING SCHOOL - DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL
RSS

Recent Posts

$45 Driving School 804-439-3876
Holiday Travel
Monday
Winter Driving
Child ID

Categories

Back to school driving...
Buckle up!
Child ID
Distracted Drivng
DMV
Dog on lap
Gas
Got ticket?
Happy Friday
Holiday Driving
Mondays
Older Drivers
Seat belts and reclining
Technology
Texting
Vehicle to vehicle
Virginia laws
Voice to text
Winter Driving
powered by

My Blog

Winter Driving

AA Club Driving School- March 8th is $45 with coupon

http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/drivers/#dic/dicinfo.asp?location=N+Chesterfield

Winter Driving

Driving in inclement weather requires proper vehicle maintenance, pre-trip planning, specific driving skills and the correct driving attitude. The Mid-Atlantic Foundation For Safety and Education's Winter Driving program offers these driving tips:

WINTER SURVIVAL KIT 10-POINT CHECKLIST
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Blankets
  • Booster cables
  • Warning device, such as flares or reflective triangle
  • Small bag of abrasive material, such as sand or cat litter
  • Cloth or a roll of paper towels
  • Small shovel
  • Cell phone
  • Can of de-icer
  • Ice scraper
Inclement Weather Driving Tips:

Be Mentally Prepared For Inclement Weather:
  • Leave earlier for your destination
  • Use main roads or arteries whenever possible
  • Use your knowledge of the area to your advantage
  • Expect traffic to travel at a slower pace

Visibility Is The Key:
  • Clear off snow and ice from your vehicle before starting out
  • At intersections, pull up farther to increase visibility
  • Switch headlights on low beam to avoid glare

Skidding:
  • Avoid using cruise control in wet weather driving conditions
  • Look farther ahead and pay particular attention to "hot spots": bridges, culverts, on and off ramps and elevated highways. Be alert for "Black Ice."
  • Avoid unusual driving maneuvers that could induce a skid
  • If you find yourself beginning to skid, ease up on the accelerator, keep a firm grip on the wheel, and steer in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.

Increase Your Following Distance:
  • Slow down and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you
  • Add more space as conditions worsen
  • Don't be afraid to shift into a lower gear to reduce speed
  • Observe other vehicles to determine existing road conditions

Remain Calm:
  • Don't let your emotions affect your driving
  • Realize that traffic moves at a slower pace during inclement weather

Common Sense Is The Key:
  • Ask yourself the following questions
  • Is this trip really necessary?
  • Is my vehicle ready for this trip?
  • Am I mentally and physically prepared to make this trip?
Your Inclement Weather Driving Vehicle Maintenance Checklist:

Battery:
  • Recharge or replace weak batteries
  • Check fluid levels, battery posts, voltage regulator and alternator

Windshield Wipers And Washers:
  • Wiper blades should be replaced at least every six months
  • Replace wiper blades if they are cracked or do not clear windshield properly
  • Fill washer reservoir with high quality washer solution

Lights:
  • Check for cracked lenses and for proper operation

Brakes:
  • Check for smooth and consistent stopping

Tires:
  • If your tires need replacing, consider purchasing new tires prior to the winter season
  • Maximum inflation improves vehicle control
  • Sufficient tire tread allows water to escape and prevents hydroplaning

Heating System:
  • Check radiator hoses for cracks and leaks
  • Check fan belts for cracks and wear
  • Test defroster, heater and rear window defogger for proper operation


6 Comments to Winter Driving:

Comments RSS
watches men on Friday, December 26, 2014 2:21 AM
Interesting article. It is quite unfortunate that over the last years, the travel industry has already been able to to deal with terrorism, SARS, tsunamis, influenza, swine flu, and also the first ever real global downturn. Through all of it the industry has really proven to be solid, resilient and dynamic, getting new approaches to deal with misfortune. There are always fresh complications and chance to which the market must once again adapt and reply.
Reply to comment


golon on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:31 PM
well this is really usefull
Reply to comment


Essay on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:46 PM
It is superb content I thought and even I was searching similar this subject articles for knowing about it. And I truly enjoyed to read plus collected a tremendous information about it.
Reply to comment


See it on Sunday, August 07, 2016 8:38 PM
Good reading post. Thank for share here
Reply to comment


right here on Sunday, August 07, 2016 9:13 PM
What a great blog. It’s very nice and interesting post and i am very impressed your writing skills. Thank for sharing interesting post.
Reply to comment


ozessay assignment service review on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:01 AM
Safety is always everyone first priority . If you take reasonable things for safety you would be safe. This gonna help many people. This really a great article for saving many lives . So i appreciate your . Points you share for safety is remarkable. keep working.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment