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Winter Driving and Driving Conditions

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family

The Northern half of the nation has heavily penetrated the news. Mother nature has delivered a variety of winter conditions, delaying thousands of flights and causing some to be trapped in their homes.

Of course there are always someone who has to get on the road and travel during these conditions.

According to the State Approved Defensive Driving:

“The weather can present traffic hazards … Take rain … It’s a hazard from the moment the first drops fall. This is when rain first mixes with oil and dust on the pavement. It’s very slick. This is what happens. The dirt and oil float to the top of the water. So, tires ride not only on the slippery surface of water, but also directly on the even more slippery surface of oil and dirt. It’s no wonder so many crashes happen just after it starts raining.”

Driving in snow, rain or in icy conditions requires advanced preparation beginning with trip planning. This is where State Approved DefensiveDriving comes to the rescue. DefensiveDriving.com provides details on how to control your vehicle in a skid and make it safely out of emergency situations such as being stuck in the snow. Our driver safety video also provides important details on dealing with other emergencies such as your vehicle overheating and how to jump a dead battery.

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